Pre-calving management and good planning are key building blocks for suckler success

WITH 70% of suckler cows calving in the months February to April, most suckler cows are now in mid or late pregnancy. Pre-calving management and preparing for calving are hugely important in order to...

‘Eye in the sky’ pics should not have a retrospective usage

THE ‘eye in the sky’ inspection of farms across the West of Ireland is resulting in farmers being penalised for small clumps of bushes or tiny lawn areas in front of their houses, according...

Massive response to waste pilot project

THERE was a massive response this week to the pilot project for the collection of hazardous farm waste in Ballinasloe with over 11 tonnes of material deposited. Over 160 farmers made...

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...


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