FF outline policies for a fairer Pillar 2 and CAP package

THE time is still available to put in place a ‘far more equitable’ Common Agriultural Policy (CAP) with a 50/50 co-funding arrangement for the Pillar 2 payments, Fianna Fáil have outlined in a policy...

Floods return to Galway as storms roll in

TENS of thousands of acres of Galway farmland lie under water this week as farmers and families brace themselves for another weekend of wind and rain. The Shannon Callows is within...

Galway’s Golden Miles are a valued treasure trove of the county’s heritage

AN exciting new element – The Golden Mile of Galway Talks and Walks – has been added to the Golden Mile of Galway Project this year, with the announcement of nine events open to...

Farmers are urged to lodge full appeals on land eligibility issues

FARMERS seriously penalised in any land eligibility review have been advised to lodge full appeals of their cases to the Dept. of Agriculture given that it will affect their incomes for the coming years,...

Canine charity links up with IFA in bid to stop dog attacks

ONE of the county’s dog protection charities has joined forces with the IFA in trying to promote a safer spring period on Galway sheep farms this year. The Canine Buddies Educational...

Preparation is the key to taking the stress out of calving season

PREPARATION is all important at calving time. Preparation, organisation, planning and good stockmanship are all key management skills needed in the busy weeks ahead. Being prepared and organised will reduce calf-mortality, save labour and...


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