On 30 March 2021, we are going to bring you the Irish Farmers Journal's first ever Virtual Machinery Day. During the day on farmersjournal.ie we will be bringing you free shows touching on some of the many popular topics and issues within the machinery industry.

The first show will be aired at 1pm with the second and final show set to be aired later that evening at 8pm. Content across the day will include machinery comparisons, interviews with farmers, manufacturers and industry stakeholders from across the country.


First up, we head to the Irish Farmers Journal suckler and sheep demonstration farm in Tullamore, Co Offaly, to look at and compare the various low-emission slurry application methods in two trial plots. We then head west to the manufacturing hub that is Co Mayo to Malone Farm Machinery. Here we will get an insight into the business and the high standard of agricultural engineering that goes on here in Ireland.

Rounding up or first show we head to north Co Cork to discuss GPS systems and their benefits in aiding the precise application of costly inputs.

In the second show, we travel to north Tipperary where we take a look at the leading bale shears and plastic retaining devices on the Irish market.


Three months on since Brexit became a reality, we take a look at one of the major complications to the machinery sector – the new regulations for importing used machinery. We travel to north county Dublin to meet the associated bodies to find out what exactly is involved.

Finally, we take a look at some of the latest innovations and machines from both a selection of new and established Irish manufacturers.