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New app for agricultural contractors
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Ag-drive is a new cloud-based app for contractors to manage their business more effectively and was shortlisted for an innovation award by Enterprise Ireland at the Ploughing.
28 September 2022 Farm machinery
Claas Xerion celebrates 25-year jubilee
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Claas Xerion tractor range, Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney take a look at the history behind the unique model from its beginning to the current day.
28 September 2022 News
‘Total disappointment’ at Budget 2023 - contractors’ association
The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) points to further cost increases to Irish farming as a result of Budget 2023.
Raft of new kit from Mastek for debut at Ploughing
Wider dribble bars, 200hp engine sets and a newly designed front reel that sits closer to the tractor are just some of the new features Mastek will be unveiling at the Ploughing Championships.
14 September 2022 Farm machinery
Slurryquip to unveil versatile 24m dribble bar and new trailing shoe range
Slurryquip will use this year’s National Ploughing Championships as a stage to unveil its new clever 24m umbilical dribble bar and new range of tanker mounted trailing shoes.
14 September 2022 News
Farm contractors welcome slurry spreading extension
While the move by the Department of Agriculture may reduce the working year for some contractors, they have welcomed a move towards using a scientific approach to slurry spreading deadlines.
8 September 2022 News
Agrijobs: Mayo dairy farm seeks farm manager
A number of roles have become available on dairy farms across the country, as well as an equine yard assistant in Co Waterford.
3 September 2022 News
Contractor association seeks extension to Fodder Support Scheme
Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has said that grass growth has been "static" on many farms over the last six weeks, with farmers delaying silage and hay as a result.
1 September 2022 News
Hedgerow Week: hedgerow management events this week
There are a number of events taking place this week to mark National Hedgerow Week.
29 August 2022 News
Catch crop establishment: what are the options?
With the harvest well wrapped in many parts of the country, the focus of many farmers has been turned to sowing catch crops, Gary Abbott looks at some of the suitable establishment methods and costs.
17 August 2022 Farm machinery
Energy costs overtake labour costs on pig farms
Pig farms are facing yet another financial challenge as the cost of energy soars.
10 August 2022 Pigs
Cheffins to host major machinery auction for contractor destined for New Zealand
Cheffins will be disposing of the machinery belonging to contractors Haywood Farms ahead of their move to New Zealand.
10 August 2022 News