Michael Collins is machinery editor at the Irish Farmers Journal. From a mixed farm in east Cork, Michael graduated from UCD with a BAgrSc in 2002. After completing his degree, he started his career in the machinery industry with John Deere Werke Mannheim Germany in the Marketing Department. After this he worked for Amazone and Krone in the UK as territory sales manager and then spent some time travelling around the world working on various farms. Laterally he has worked as sales manager, Ireland, for Ecolab in the dairy hygiene industry.
Tractor mother regulations (TMR) come into effect on 1 January 2018. Michael Collins explains what they mean.
The annual Millstreet machinery show looks set to be bigger this year with exhibition space selling out very quickly.
For farmers looking for a finance package for Amazone TAMS equipment, a recent announcemnet by Irish Amazone importer Farmhand could be the answer.
The annual Kilbrittain tractor run expects to be a huge success this new year's eve with hundreds of tractor drivers expected to raise money for the local autism unit.