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Big bales ‘little help’ to farmers back West

BIG bale ‘imports’ into Connemara are just not working as the start to the grazing now looks set to go back to mid-May, a...

Relief as Minister ‘parks’ tests on tractors

THE decision by Transport Minister, Shane Ross, to confine the roadworthiness test for tractors to machines capable of doing more than 40km/h involved in...

Department clinics going well as farmers move to online applications

THE push is on to get all farmers to have their Basic Payments Scheme application (BPS) submitted on time and online before the closing...

€40+ for a round bale of straw ‘is scandalous’

VULNERABLE farmers in County Galway are being charged around four times the ‘going rate’ for bales of straw as the fodder crisis continues, according...

Access to pens to be greatly restricted following critical injury of...

THE days of farmers and jobbers ambling around mart pens as cattle are being moved about, have come to an end. Marts across the region...

Teagasc research shows that farmers remain at a higher risk of...

FARMERS have been advised not to neglect an annual ‘NCT’ on themselves as yet another research study has highlighted greater health problems with the...


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