Slurry spreading and fast feeding
More stock are being housed, which means indoor feeding is swinging into action. Diet feeders are often the machine of choice when feeding a mixed diet but are occasionally out of reach for some farmers due to their cost and smaller herd size. Five cousins in west Waterford have Feeding 1,000 with one " target="_blank">pooled their resources and done something not seen all too often in Ireland.
The deadline for spreading slurry is approaching faster than most farmers and contractors would like, considering the amount of slurry still to be spread. It’s going to be difficult not to damage some fields with slurry tankers Slurry in a hurry " target="_blank">but there are other options. We take a look at a contractor operating two slurry umbilical systems to see what is involved and how these machines work. Speaking of slurry, turn to our safety page on page 10 where we give a few tips on how to stay safe around the farm this autumn. Making a few small changes in a number of areas can save a life or serious injury to you, a family member or a member of staff. These areas are common across a wide swathe of farms in Ireland.
Grimme is a name not widely recognised in Ireland but it is a market leader in potato planting and harvesting equipment. At a recent field day in preparation for Agritechnica, we got to preview some of its Greatness from Grimme " target="_blank">newest and largest equipment in beet and potato harvesting. The technology and output of these machines beggars belief.
Lastly, Alistair Chambers takes a look at the Volkswagen Amarok is on a roll " target="_blank">powerful V6 Volkswagen Amarok. This three-litre has plenty of power and plushness for passengers.