Honour for top Aughrim forestry entrepreneur

AUGHRIM farmer, Michael Hyde, was honoured at the recent Ploughing Championships in Laois by Forestry Services Ltd. (FSL) for his contribution to the timber industry over the past 50 years. A...

Combines ‘on road’ for just six weeks are liable for full yearly road tax

GALWAY farm leaders have hit out at the unfairness of the annual road tax system that’s in place for combines and self-propelled silage harvesters, even though they are only on the road for a...

‘Sums’ don’t add up for Galway’s grain growers

A DROP in the Galway grain acreage for next year now seems likely due to this year’s major price drop and the increase in input costs, according to the county’s IFA grain representative. ...

Last chance saloon on tax and trailer licences

FARMERS have again been advised this week to check out their tractor tax positions and their driving licences as regards trailers, with the new regulations due to click in over the coming days and...

Ballinasloe Show – 174 years on road and still going strong

IT’S one of the most enduring shows in Europe having survived two world wars and five changes in currency without ever missing a year. Almost every farming family in East Galway, South Roscommon and...

Grass and silage are back to normal levels

OUR cracking summer weather from June through to August has restored grass growth to average levels for the year and helped farmers to replenish fodder stocks for the coming winter, Teagasc have confirmed this...


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