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Michael Collins
Michael Collins

Machinery Editor

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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.

This week, we take a look at how an organic farmer beds his 200 cows in a few minutes and how direct-drilling is working for one farmer in Co Kildare.
By Michael Collins on 19 October 2017
Trelleborg have reinvented the wheel with the launch of the PneuTrac.
By Michael Collins on 19 October 2017
Popular across many farms, the JCB Loadall is 40-years-old. It has revolutionised material handling around the world.
By Michael Collins on 19 October 2017
Fendt is expanding its business interests in Northern Ireland. Michael Collins reports.
By Michael Collins on 19 October 2017
Five steps to stay safe on the farm this autumn
The closing date for slurry spreading is approaching, cattle are moving of grass and there is plenty of activity on farms. Michael Collins gives a few safety tips this autumn.
By Michael Collins on 12 October 2017
Slurry spreading and fast feeding
Stock are being housed which means slurry tanks need to be emptied before 15 October and cattle will soon be fed indoors.
By Michael Collins on 12 October 2017
Cross Engineering held a demonstration day where a wide range of cultivation and beet equipment was demonstrated. Michael Collins has a look at what was new on the day.
By Michael Collins on 12 October 2017
Tractor sales are still down year-on-year but are showing signs of stability according to new figures.
By Michael Collins on 12 October 2017
Adding another strong brand to its extensive range, Murphy's Motors of Glenmore has been appointed Shelbourne Reynolds dealer for the southeast of Ireland.
By Michael Collins on 12 October 2017
Feeding 1,000 stock indoors in one yard is a serious undertaking, let alone spreading it over five farms and repeating it daily with one machine. This didn’t deter five farmers in west Waterford.
By Michael Collins on 13 October 2017
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