Contractor who lost leg in farm accident taking on 24-hour cycling challenge
Sarah O'Sullivan
The 24-hour cycle will cross Galway to reach Croagh Patrick before returning to base in Clonfert, Co Galway.
19 July 2023 News
Purchasing seed that reduces weed risks
Purchasing seed which has been tested for grass weeds is important as it can reduce the risk of bringing weeds on to your farm.
11 July 2023 Management
Increased cow numbers lead to increased workload but improved labour efficiency
In a comparison of studies completed in 2019 and 2021, while cow numbers on the case farms increased by 10%, labour input only increased by 3%.
Forty years on: how round bale silage began in Ireland
The 40th anniversary of round baling was celebrated in Co Longford, with a vintage baling demo day. Shane Dobson reports from the event
5 July 2023 Contracting
Silage on the stem making over €300/ac
Ground for two cuts, from April to September, has made over €300/ac.
7 June 2023 News
John Deere 6R 185 answers the needs of Kilkenny contractor
Last year, John Deere introduced its 6R185 to offer more power in its mid-frame tractor segement. Gary Abbott spoke with Edward Delahunty having upgraded a 6155R earlier this year for a 6R185.
31 May 2023 Tractors
Samasz butterflies tried and tested after 20,000 acres
Gary Abbott caught up with Padraig Smith, now on his third set of Samasz butterfly mowers to find out how the brand has performed having cut over 20,000 acres.
24 May 2023 Contracting
My Farming Week: Micheál O’Mahony, Bandon, Co Cork
Michaél O’Mahony runs Tony O’Mahony Agri Plant & Haulage with his father Tony and two brothers.
24 May 2023 News
Watch: combination Kverneland sprayer works well on hilly Tyrone tillage farm
Peter Thomas Keaveney visited grain grower and contractor Trevor Black, to find out how his Kverneland spraying outfit has performed after its first three seasons working on the hills of Tyrone.
17 May 2023 Farm machinery
Offaly students graduate from Safe Tractor Driving course
Students in St Brendan's Community School in Birr Co Offaly spoke to the Irish Farmers Journal about their experiences of doing the Safe Tractor Training course with FRS Network.
3 May 2023 News
Last long draw for Leitrim contractor
A Ford Dexta that agricultural contractor started out contracting on in 1961 was a fitting tribute to lead him off on his final journey last week.
26 April 2023 Dealer
Silage costs to exceed £100/acre
With silage contractors experiencing higher finance and wage bills, early indications point to silage harvesting costs exceeding £100/acre in NI during 2023.
19 April 2023 Northern Ireland