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Drought costing €1,750 a week

THE ongoing heatwave conditions across the country is costing some dairy farmers in the region of €1,750 per week in extra feed costs and...

Water levels reach their lowest point in Connemara for years

FROM motorbiking in Greece at the end of May to shearing sheep early in drought threatened Connemara, there was one common thread for John...

It’s Midsummer as Corrandulla Show is ready to roll

One of the biggest agricultural shows in the country – Corrandulla – takes place on this Sunday, June 24, on a 50-acre site in...

NUIG and Teagasc probe emotional tie farmers have with their land

TRUE love – of their farms – is the main reason why older farmers tend to ‘hold onto the land’ into their later years,...

A dry May saves the day for West’s Farmers

A WARM, dry and sunny May seems to have saved the day in terms of fodder and grass problems for farmers across the West...

Average annual income for dairy farmers in 2017 was €86,000+ after...

A SURGE in milk prices coupled with major increases in output, gave Ireland’s 15,639 dairy farmers an average annual income of just over €86,000...

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