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Machinery contracting news and informaton from the Irish Farmers Journal

Keep up to date with all developments in the agricultural machinery contracting sector.
Cathal Quinn runs a modern fleet of machinery and is embracing technology to bring his business forward.
By Alistair Chambers on 14 May 2017
Weather helps with disease control as stronger calves are let out to grass.
By Contributor on 11 May 2017
Amazone has opened its new state of the art painting facility in Germany.
By Alistair Chambers on 04 May 2017
From baling and spraying to cultivation and harvesting, check out our survey of contractor charges.
By James Maloney on 25 March 2017
The protection of soil and the need for high-output equipment has led to new technologies from nearly all the major tyre manufacturers.
By James Maloney on 23 March 2017
Contractors have a shared interest in farming success for the future development of both industries.
By James Maloney on 23 March 2017
Contractors are ready to take on financial challenges with more work. James Maloney asks is their biggest challenge the sustainability of the industry
By James Maloney on 23 March 2017
Uncertainty around tractor testing is leading to various interpretations of the rules. We look at a few of the definite requirements for the type of tractor required for testing.
By James Maloney on 23 March 2017
Recently Peter Thomas Keaveney visited John Dan and the O’Hare family in Co Down to speak to them about their successful agricultural contracting business.
By Peter Keaveney on 23 March 2017
The tyres of a tractor are the only point of contact between it and the ground. So getting the most grip and least rolling resistance from your tyres is essential to getting the most from your tractor
By Alistair Chambers on 23 March 2017
Agricultural contracting may be a desirable career for many young people, but is it a feasible career for a young person? Peter Thomas Keaveney investigates.
By Peter Keaveney on 23 March 2017
Contractors excluded from low-cost loans
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has said that the eligibility criteria for the Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme do not include contractors, attracting criticism from their representatives.
By Thomas Hubert on 27 February 2017
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