Warm welcome for greening initiative at Connemara Pony Festival

THE Connemara Pony Festival that runs this year in Clifden from Sunday, August 11 to 18, will be a far greener affair with a number of initiatives being put in place to make the...

Meat plants plough ahead with new cuts

IT seems to be now only a matter of ‘where and when’ as regards a major farmer protest over the falling price of beef at the Irish meat plants – this week the factories...

An ‘easy fix’ is back for farmers at Races!

THE  EasyFix rubber products company that specialises in a range of ‘animal comfort’ products and fence material for National Hunt fences, is back with its trade stand at the Galway Races this year. ...

Crisis looming for suckler cow herd

SUCKLER cow numbers could slump by as many as 300,000 over the next two to three year period, in the process undermining the whole future of the Irish beef industry, a Galway farm leader...

New bid to improve safety on Irish farms

FARMERS in the West have been asked to fully support a new Farm Safety Survey aimed at identifying key factors that could help to save lives on the land over the coming years. ...

Farmers flat-out with their own ‘Gathering’ as the silage rolls in

A FLAT-OUT week for hay and silage will be a major help in trying to build up the stocks of fodder on Galway farms for the coming Winter, according to Teagasc this week. ...


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