Farm machinery

The latest farm machinery news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with reports, reviews, prices and videos of new and vintage farm machinery, motors and more.

New ag sales manager appointed at John Deere
Gary Abbott
John Deere has appointed IT Tralee graduate, Brian D’Arcy, as agricultural division sales manager for Ireland, Scotland, Wales and northern England.
Zero-grazing machines: options for Irish farmers
Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott take a look at which manufacturers currently offer zero-grazing machines on the Irish market.
Made in Ireland: Carroll Engineering
Carroll Engineering has established a niche in bespoke engineering alongside running an agricultural contracting business. Gary Abbott caught up the family to find out more.
ATV fertiliser spreader options
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney look at some of the ATV spreader options available on the market.
Safer fertiliser handling with the ABC big bag cutter
Anner Agri imports the Agriweld ABC big-bag cutter which offers a fully-automated cutting system capable of carrying and emptying seed/fertiliser bags from the cab of a loader.
Contractors reiterate call for hedge-cutting extension and seek clarity on rules
FCI has requested that a proposed hedge-cutting extension period up until 17 March 2021 can be restricted solely to flail machines.
Bale trailers or bale chasers: what works best?
As more contractors now offer bale transport and stacking services, some opt for chasers while others tend to use trailers, some running both. Gary Abbott reports.
Stryker Land Rover: turning a passion into a successful business
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to the Limerick-Kerry border to catch up with the Stryker family, who have turned their passion for Land Rover Defenders into a thriving business.
Watch: full refurb for 38-year-old Bredal spreader in the west
Over the Christmas break, father and son duo Paddy and Ger Farragher took into restoring their 38-year-old Bredal spreader. Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Cong in Co Mayo to catch it in action.
Sulphur; a critical nutrient for grass and soil health
Sulphur is a critical element in the process of protein formation in plants such as grass, and in improving the quality of both grazed grass and silage or hay.
Volac’s whey-based milk replacers deliver top calf performance
Advances in technology and research have led to whey-based milk replacers becoming the go-to protein source for calf nutrition.
Benefits of JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder
JFC Agri spoke to Waterford dairy farmer Sean Nolan about his dairy enterprise, calving and how the JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder has benefited his calf rearing and feeding operation.
Father and son operation cultivate a better future
Maurice Cogan and his son Robert had been beef and tillage farming for many years but when they started to plan for the future they realised ...
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