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Galway farmer Kenneth Keavey will feature in the fourth episode of UTV Ireland’s highly successful fly-on-the-wall rural series, ‘Rare Breed: A Farming Year’, on this Monday, February 1 at 8pm.
You still have until December 1 to enter the Student Enterprise Award in the annual SCCUL awards. In its third year, this award is sponsored by Winters Property – Ireland’s largest private student accommodation operator. Past entrants have shown incredible innovation and winners have included a range of apps and devices to improve business productivity and save lives.
The food scene in Galway has never been in a better place. There are so many talented artisan producers and retailers offering the most amazing produce and one need only visit the plethora of farmers' markets around the county to witness this. One such business is The Friendly Farmer poultry which produces the most succulent chicken, turkey, and duck directly to your dinner table courtesy of Ronan Byrne's farm in Athenry.
Breaffy farmer John Barrett is the cream of the crop when it comes to the quality of his milk.
The GSPCA has this week asked the public to keep an eye out for abandoned pups following the discovery of a three-week old pup in a wheelie bin in Gort.
A Mayo SPCA volunteer has warned dog owners and breeders that the practice of ‘tail docking’ is now illegal and the animal welfare charity will be reporting any incidents it comes across to the gardaí.
A specially built equine shelter has been opened in India to honour Galway woman Caitriona O’Leary, who died in a horse-riding accident in England two years ago.
Fourteen dairy farms - including one from Co Westmeath - have been shortlisted as national finalists for the 2013 National Dairy Council and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. The Westmeath finalists are David and Kathleen Boland from Cartron’s Glebe, Horseleap.
This weekends sees the return of the All-Ireland Supreme Champion of Champions to Roundstone. This much anticapated event is a highlight in the year for all Connemara Pony breeders and enthusiasts. This year it is proudly sponsored by Land Rover and their local dealer Bradley Landrover on the Dublin Road, Galway.
Moate Agricultural Show will once again take place in Brown’s field on Saturday August 24.