My Farming Week: Ryan Gibbons, Killola, Rosscahill, Co Galway
Barry Murphy
Galway suckler farmer Ryan Gibbons says the Salers breed has given him that peace of mind while working off farm during calving and rears a heavy weanling with low inputs.
21 September 2022 Markets
Buying for ACRES lights up centenary Galway sheep sale
There was an insatiable demand for ewe lambs and ewe hoggets with prices in many cases two to three times stronger than recent year’s sales.
19 September 2022 Podcast
Young Stock podcast: Mayo dairy farmer Kevin Moran
For this week's Young Stock podcast, Amy Forde catches up with young dairy farmer Kevin Moran.
KBT to showcase latest in tyre technology
Galway based tyre wholesaler Kevin Burke Tyres (KBT) is set to showcase the latest in tyre technology at this year's Ploughing Championships.
19 September 2022 News
Listen: centenary milestone for Galway Sheep Breeders’ Association
The Galway Sheep breed has a fascinating history, including going from being the dominant breed in the country to more recently being listed as critical status by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
14 September 2022 News
Watch: Galway family wins top prize in NDC Kerrygold quality milk awards 2022
The Connelly family farm from near Tuam in Co Galway have won the overall prize in the NDC Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 2022.
14 September 2022 News
Department praises farmers as corncrake numbers rise 5% on 2021
Almost 200 calling male corncrakes were recorded in Ireland this year, with farmers praised for taking part in a number of schemes to increase numbers of the bird.
12 September 2022 Climate and environment
Arrabawn to exit liquid milk sales
Due to the challenging nature of the liquid milk industry here in Ireland, Arrabawn is exploring best possible options for its liquid operations, the processor said earlier this week.
26 August 2022 News
Belclares peak at €2,350 in Kikenny premier
The Belclare sheep society held their premier sale in Kilkenny Mart recently with a good clearance rate for hoggets and lambs.
24 August 2022 Pedigree
Grass+ Beef: difficult decisions need to be made
Grass growth is becoming an issue on a lot of farms and as the end of August approaches, grazing decisions for autumn need to be made.
24 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Suffolks top €1,600 in Roscrea
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Suffolk Sheep Society premier show and sale held in Roscrea mart, Co Tipperary, last week.
17 August 2022 Pedigree
Blue Texel Premier in Carrick-on-Shannon this weekend
Adam Woods previews next weekend’s Blue Texel premier, which takes place in the showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon.
15 August 2022 Breeding & health