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Farm income outlook as bleak in 2013 as last year –...

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER FARM leaders have expressed little surprise that farm incomes dropped by 15% in 2012, as revealed in last week’s Teagasc’s National...

Under pressure farmers seek help as feed crisis takes its toll...

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER TWO of the main organisations involved in the prevention of suicide and self-harm have reported increases in calls from people in...

A time to think of making the most out of Summer...

BY ANTHONY O'CONNOR WE all know that it has been a most difficult Spring for grass and fodder. If you are short of fodder,...

Coveney still out of touch on feed crisis, claim IFA

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER THERE is growing disenchantment this week among western farm leaders over the handling of the Spring fodder crisis by Agriculture Minister...

Dairy farmers will take year to make up for lost...

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER DAIRY farmers in Galway probably won’t ‘catch up’ as regards grass, silage and finance until well into next year, following one...

A face to melt your heart away and to sell...

THIS is the face of eight-year-old Cathal Joyce from Galway city – the schoolboy who will be fronting a series of TV ads for...

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