Change to 12 month grazing rule in DAS could slash funding

A PROPOSED change in the stocking rate requirements for 2014 could further slash funding for hundreds of Connemara farmers who operate a summer grazing cattle system, according to Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesman Éamon Ó...

Galway vote vital as IFA go to polls

THOUSANDS of Galway IFA members across the county have been strongly urged this week to turn out at their branch meetings and vote in the forthcoming presidential election. Last time out,...

West’s farmers are being lined up for CAP ‘hit’ – Ó Cuív

WEST of Ireland farmers could end up taking the ‘big hit’ in the new CAP programme because of the failure of the Agriculture Minister to get a minimum 40% commitment from Ireland built into...

Launch of poster blitz to help tackle scourge of suicide in rural areas

A GALWAY suicide help group is aiming to get awareness helpline posters into sports clubs, GAA grounds, pubs, hotels, restaurants and marts over the coming weeks in a bid to try and prevent the...

Secure yards and sheds as livestock thieves stay active

GARDAI and farm leaders have again warned farmers to take sensible precautions over the mid-winter period in terms of securing their farmyards and sheds, following more cattle thefts in the Midlands last month. ...

Marts survey shows up worrying health issues for farmers

THE general health of farmers continues to be a matter of concern with high blood pressure and obesity the main offenders, according to a recent survey carried out by Croí, the West of Ireland...


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