Farmers are urged to ‘clean out that shed’ and end waste hazard

GALWAY farmers have this week been urged  to pore through their sheds and storage cupboards and gather up all unused pesticides, waste oil products/coolants, veterinary containers and paints, for safe transportation and disposal next...

Basic measures to ensure that no penalties ensue from Department

ALL farmers must comply with the Cross Compliance regulations which includes public health, animal and plant health, animal welfare and environmental standards. Farmers must maintain all their land in GAEC (Good Agricultural & Environmental...

Rural businesses and ideas invited to enter JFC awards

Rural businesses have been invited to enter an annual competition that offers a €40,000 financial boost if they are successful. The popular JFC Innovation Awards for rural businesses is an opportunity...

Better vigilance and CCTV have reduced farm thefts of metal

Greater vigilance by metal companies, including the recording of customers’ details, have reduced the number of thefts from farms across County Galway over recent months. The theft of metal had become...

Savage strike could scuttle hill farmers

SAVAGE cuts in the Single Payment to farmers in the South Galway area – following an inspection blitz of a commonage by Dept. of Agriculture personnel – could spell the end of marginalised farming...

Cattle trade looks good for Winter

ALL the pointers are good for a lively winter cattle trade – from weanlings through to finished cattle – a livestock forum in Ballinasloe heard this week. The forum at Ballinasloe...


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