Safety must be a priority on all Offay farms

OFFALY IFA County Executive in association with Gurteen Agricultural College recently held a Farm Safety Training and information evening.

OFFALY IFA County Executive in association with Gurteen Agricultural College recently held a Farm Safety Training and information evening.

The purpose of the event was to highlight the importance of farming in a safe manner while using machinery, cattle handling, livestock and to wear appropriate clothing.

Joe Parlon, Chairman of Offaly IFA, said over 25 people lost their lives in farm related accidents in 2010 and that Farm Safety needs to be a priority on Offaly farms.

The Chairman thanked Joe Daly, Michael Cogavin and Gurteen Agriculture College for the use of their facilities on the evening.