From the Tramlines: gates closed on many winter crops
Stephen Robb
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Wicklow, Tipperary and Clare where the gates have now been closed on many winter crops.
20 April 2022 Contracting
Volvo L110H – king of the clamp for Armagh contractors
Gary Abbott travelled to Poyntzpass, Co Armagh, to catch up with Willy Megaw from Ivan Megaw and Son Ltd to find out how last year’s move to a Volvo L110H has been almost 1,100 hours on.
9 February 2022 Farm machinery
Success with Sulky in the south
Gary Abbott caught up father and son team Neil and Dermot Ryan to find out why Sulky has been the spreader brand of choice for the past 15 years
Watch: this week in photos - turkeys, beet and lambs
Our top farming photos from the past week include harvesting Magnum fodder beet, the winner of the Isuzu D-Max competition and a farmer protest at Musgrave centre.
19 December 2021 News
Trebling output with the ‘beet eater’
Ahead of the 2021 season, Cork farmer and contractor Kieran Crowley made the move to a Vervaet self-propelled beet harvester. Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with him to find out more.
15 December 2021 Farm machinery
Boron: a complex nutrient and difficult to unravel
Boron has long been associated with crops like beet and brassicas and it is important for all crops but at different levels.
13 December 2021 Crops
Difficult to find value in current grain markets
Declan Marren takes a look at some options for winter feeding but in current markets finding value is proving difficult.
27 October 2021 Grass & feeding
Agricultural AD industry can be developed sustainably, report finds
The report, commissioned by Gas Networks Ireland, addresses the environmental sustainability concerns of developing a large-scale agricultural network of AD plants in Ireland writes Stephen Robb.
20 October 2021 News
From the Tramlines: straw demand through the roof
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Laois, Galway and Louth, where straw demand is exceptionally high.
4 August 2021 Crops
Lambing, calving and sowing at Arnage
This week, John Sleigh caught up with the Biffens at Arnage on their cattle, sheep and arable farm.
5 May 2021 Scotland
New beet varieties available for 2021
Three new varieties are available to beet growers this season. Enermax and Magnum remain the most popular.
24 March 2021 Crops
Acting smart with smart beet is essential
Conviso smart beet can help farmers get back into fields with weed beet. Good management is essential.
24 March 2021 Crops