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.

AdBlue prices double over past 12 months
Peter Thomas Keaveney
AdBlue prices have doubled in the past 12 months, with the price hike blamed on the increased cost and reduced supply of urea and natural gas. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report.
Torion with a pedigree comes out best in Claas
Twelve months ago, brothers Wesley and Adam Cooke replaced their 1999 Liebherr L514 with a Claas Torion Sinus 956, the first of its kind in Ireland.
Is your trailer road ready this winter?
Gary Abbott met with Cian Nolan of Whites Trailers to go through a typical service procedure when it comes to maintaining a livestock or plant trailer.
Smarter loading with Quicke’s latest QCS
Gary Abbott caught up with Jan Folkesson from Quicke to find out more about the firms latest digital loading system named the Quicke Control System (QCS).
Raft of new kit from Lemken
At a recent field event in Germany, Lemken showcased its updated range of equipment ahead of the 2022 season. Peter Thomas Keaveney attended.
Ireland's largest Lamborghini contracting fleet
Peter Thomas Keaveney visited the Teague brothers in Co Tyrone who run a 10-strong fleet of Lamborghini tractors.
Taking a precise approach to lime spreading
Gary Abbott spoke with Co Louth man Andrew Burke to find out more about his unique variable-rate lime-spreading setup.
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.
1949 Field Marshall sells for £17,490 at Cheffins vintage sale
With over 600 lots on offer, Cheffins' Harrogate vintage sale in Yorkshire took place on Saturday 21 August. The highlight was a 1949 Field Marshall which sold for £17,490.
ESB Networks advise the public to stay safe & clear of electricity wires
If you see a fallen wire or damage to ESB Networks equipment, do not approach it, report it immediately to 1800 372 999.
Rearing 178 calves made simpler on Antrim farm
‘Three calves feeding at once and always on freshly mixed milk powder,’ is how Jack Shanks sums up the sheer joy of having upgraded to a Volac Förster Technik calf feeder.
Moving lepto and IBR vaccinations forward to the winter makes sense
In the period of 2013-2020 there was a 34% increase in dairy cow numbers and the total reached 1,567,700 in 2020.¹
Efficiency gains from Volac computerised feeder
Limerick dairy farmers John and John Joe Creed are seeing the benefits of switching to a Volac Urban Alma Pro calf feeder, with savings already being made on labour.
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