Reasons to be positive about hill farming
James Maloney
Davy McCracken, Head of Hill & Mountain Research Centre at SRUC, provides some positivity to the hill farming sector.
7 October 2017 Slurry
Seconds from slurry gas disaster on Galway farm
As farmers rush to beat the mid-October slurry deadline, lessons can be learned from the experience of Mike Broderick who lost two animals and very nearly his own life to slurry gas.
14 June 2017 Farm machinery
Watch: on test with the Schaffer 9630T loader
James Maloney recently tackled a silage pit with Schaffer’s most popular seller in Ireland, the 9630T.
Crops and Cultivation on track for June
Interest in the joint event between Teagasc and the Irish Farmers Journal has been phenomenal. Tillage farmers are keen to learn about ways to improve cultivation, and also TAMS.
24 May 2017 Farm machinery
Watch: the Kverneland FastBale goes on the road this summer
Kverneland is set to demonstrate the FastBale across Ireland this summer. The plan is to target contractors with the high-capacity combination.
24 May 2017 Farm machinery
Powerful Fullback pickup from Fiat Professional
Not a name commonly associated with crew-cab trucks, James Maloney got a chance to see if the Fullback could hold its own against the opposition.
24 May 2017 Motors
Getting the best from baled silage
From grass management to machinery, get the best out of baled silage this year.
13 May 2017 Baled silage
Watch: California dreaming with the new Volkswagen
James Maloney got the chance to enjoy driving from another perspective, thanks to the clever California Coast from Volkswagen.
10 May 2017 Motors
Pöttinger heading into a new era for Ireland
Austrian manufacturer Pöttinger has set up firm roots for success in Ireland with development of its sales company in Clonmel.
10 May 2017 Farm machinery
Seven-layer technology in silage cover sheets
Following a £4m investment in its manufacturing infrastructure in Britain, Visquuen has introduced new silage sheets made from seven layers of extruded film.
3 May 2017 Farm machinery
Get your trailer in gear for the silage harvest
James Maloney looks at some checks to be carried out before the silage season starts.
3 May 2017 Farm machinery
CQMS showcases €70m of plant machines
Chris McCullough reports from the CQMS show, where an upbeat industry looks to the future.
3 May 2017 Farm machinery