Pit silage guided at €175-187/ac for 2023
Peter Thomas Keaveney
The increased cost of machinery replacement, tyres, oil, insurance and labour throughout 2022 are the reasons behind a 5% hike in contractor charges, according to FCI.
22 March 2023 Contracting
Apps for contractors to help eliminate paperwork
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney look at three examples of smartphone apps and accounting solutions to help make contractors' lives easier when it comes to recording job information and invoicing
22 March 2023 News
FCI appoints new managing director
The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has announced the appointment of Ann Gleeson Hanrahan as the new managing director of the association.
Contractor profile: Butler Agri – taking a modern approach
Gary Abbott caught up with Alex Butler, to get an insight into the family-run tillage farm and contracting business based near Mullingar, Co Westmeath.
22 March 2023 Contracting
Contractor charges face 5% rise in 2023 as machinery costs soar- FCI
Increases in machinery replacement, tyres, fuel, oil, insurance and labour throughout 2022 with more expected into 2023 are the reasons behind a 5% increase in contractor charges, according to FCI.
22 March 2023 News
My Farming Week: Orla Hogan, Tuamgraney, Co Clare
Orla Hogan has devoted her life to the farm. From lambing ewes to feeding calves, it is a busy time of year for the Limerick native.
22 March 2023 News
Young people in contracting: keeping the flag flying in a period of uncertainty
Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with three innovative, hard-working young contractors across the country to talk about the business and what they believe the future holds for the sector.
22 March 2023 Farm machinery
Contractor profile: UK contractor keeping an eye on business costs
DW & AD Gregory is a two-generation old contracting business in Cheshire, northwest England. The business provides core services to dairy farmers and keeps a close eye on costs, writes Ken Topham.
22 March 2023 Farm machinery
Contractor profile: farmers supplying diesel to contractors in Germany
Agrotec is a €1.5m turnover contracting business in Germany, which operates four John Deere foragers and 12 tractors with a staff of 27, only five of whom are full-time. Michael Moroney reports.
22 March 2023 Farm machinery
Agri jobs: fancy an eight to four, Monday to Friday on a mixed farm?
There are a plethora of jobs on offer this week, from jobs on dairy and poultry farms to driving tractors for a large Cork contractor.
11 March 2023 News
Placing lime to the point with Spreadpoint
Spreading in excess of 23,000t of lime annually, Joseph Walls Ltd purchased two Spreadpoint SP-600 spreaders fitted with 12m auger systems last year, Gary Abbott travelled to Co Down to find out more.
8 March 2023 Contracting
New TAMS puts contractors on war path with Department
Contractors are not eligible for payments under the Department of Agriculture scheme.
21 February 2023 News