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Machinery
Calculating fuel consumption with fuel management system
Gary Abbott
With this year’s abnormally high diesel prices, many contractors and farmers need to keep a closer watch in the way which fuel is managed.
Sustainable farm model has no impact on red meat
The model found there should be more grassland in eastern parts of the UK, which are mainly arable-focused at present.
220% increase in data centre electricity use since 2015 – CSO
Data centres consumed 14% of all metered electricity used in Ireland 2021.
Grain Trends: old crop weakens while new crop rises
Supply projections for wheat and maize are once again driving price pressure in new-crop grain markets.
27 April 2022 Markets
Reducing fuel usage with the move to a four-rotor rake
Ahead of the 2021 silage season, Niall and Alan Dwan made the move to a four-rotor Claas 3600 Liner rake in an attempt to speed up their operation and reduce fuel usage.
20 April 2022 Farm machinery
Can solar PV generate an income on a mixed farm?
Stephen Robb looks at the economics of installing a solar PV system on a mixed tillage and livestock farm.
What food is more sustainable? "That would be an ecumenical matter!"
Is it now fallacy to ascribe to the belief that when it comes to our views and opinions on food, the environment and other people’s lives, we are all entitled to our own opinion?
13 April 2022 Amii
Listen: summer peak for farmgate milk price
David Wright reports from the 2022 spring conference organised by the Society of Dairy Technology.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Machinery costing – a new approach based on fuel usage
With the rising cost of machine ownership, the breakeven cost for each operation has become more difficult, writes Michael Moroney from the Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland.
30 March 2022 Contracting
30 March 2022 Markets
Contractor fuel surcharges are necessary in 2022 - FCI
FCI is recommending that contractors include a fuel surcharge to their 2022 charges to cope with the huge fuel cost increases.
30 March 2022 News
CCTV to be ramped up to combat illegal dumping
The aim of greater CCTV use will be to provide an important deterrent to littering and illegal dumping, including in rural areas.
30 March 2022 News