Scanning is vital aid in the successful management of our suckler cow herds

BY ANTHONY O'CONNOR TO scan or not to scan? That is the question facing many suckler farmers at present. In recent years, the number of suckler cows being pregnancy scanned has fallen sharply as...

Over 350 Galway farmers penalised in the past year

MORE than 350 farmers from County Galway have been handed out penalties as a result of farm inspections carried out over the past year – the figures have just been released by the Department...

Tributes are paid to Gus who retires from Loughrea Mart after 43 years

It was something of an emotional occasion when Gus Egan retired as the long-serving manager of Loughrea Mart having had a 43 year long association with the business and is credited for it being...

Unscrupulous dealers sell bogus farm tools at agricultural shows

The farming community in Galway have been urged to be on the look-out for scams involving the sale of equipment which is “too good to be true”. It has come to...

Call for Ministers to ‘cut the waffle’ on Dunkellin crux

THE IFA’s top national representative on flooding problems has hit out at what he described as the ‘absolute waffle’ last week of Junior Minister, Ciaran Cannon, in relation to plans for drainage works on...

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...


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