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A survey of the small migratory birds known as Swifts is to take place in County Sligo from now until about August. Swifts, which are very similar to swallows, fly to Ireland from southern Africa, having spent nine months of the year there. They are among the fastest birds on…

The Common Agriculture Policy will be discussed and debated by candidates running in the European Elections in the Midlands North West Constituency this evening. The meeting, organised by the Irish Farmers Association, will allow farmers to question candidates on the issue and will allow them to voice their concerns on…

Land prices have increased across counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal when compared with prices a year ago. Figures released by the Irish Farmers Journal in its Land Price Report shows there was a significant jump in the cost of land in Sligo. Sligo land prices jumped by over 6% according…

Suckler Farmers in the North West are being encouraged to apply for the new €40 per cow Beef Environmental and Efficiency Pilot scheme for sucklers. The application period for this new scheme will run from February 4th to February 22nd. In total 20 million euro for sucklers was secured in…