Torquey 201hp four pot Valtra punching above its weight
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Having bought their first Valtra back in 1999, Eamon and Sean Tracey have stuck with the Finish brand since, and today run five Valtras, including a new N175.
22 November 2023 Farm machinery
Agritechnica 2023: Cross launches beet-chopping bucket range
Cross Engineering launched a new beet chopping bucket range at Agritechnica last week, with the new buckets coming in two models: the Bucket-Farmer and the Bucket-XL.
25 October 2023 News
Sweet deal for Greencore as Mallow site nets overs €2.2m
The iconic plant, which took in beet grown from across south Munster, has been sold by Greencore.
Bitter taste from Mallow sugar sale
Beet Ireland’s decision to sell its Carlow site has focused political minds and prompted furious efforts to get the group to reconsider its decision.
25 October 2023 Dealer
Tillage Podcast: Tirlán prices, maize update and budget details
On this week’s podcast, we talk Tirlán grain prices, Budget 2024 details, have a maize and beet update and, as always, look at this week’s paper and have the grain market and weather reports.
12 October 2023 News
Beet Ireland calls time on sugar industry dream
The organisation has confirmed that it is selling its site near Carlow which was earmarked for a new sugar processing facility.
20 September 2023 News
Letter: the end of the golden hoof on tillage farms in Ireland
On my home farm, all the grassland is at the other side of the lane from the tillage fields but if you allow the sheep back on to the grass in the winter where will you find spring grass?
30 August 2023 Letters
Opinion: banning sheep off stubbles would have consequences
The decision to require a grass lie-back area for livestock grazing cover crops has a much more profound implication - sheep are no longer allowed to graze stubbles.
27 August 2023 Opinion
Tillage Management: a struggle to harvest, bale or cultivate
The weather has not been providing many opportunities to harvest crops recently. This means other jobs like stubble cultivations are also on hold.
19 July 2023 Husbandry
A new 'Angle' with this fodder beet fungicide
Angle is a new fungicide for use on fodder beet. It can be applied twice in the season.
16 July 2023 News
Gene editing - a force for good or ill?
Surely gene-editing's time has come, with the opposition of environmental groups to EU proposals for approval looking increasingly founded in ideology rather than science.
28 June 2023 Dealer
Sweet dreams as sugar factory site to go under the hammer
The 145ac site just outside Mallow is guided at a bargain price of €2.2m
14 June 2023 Dealer