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Machinery
Diesel price fluctuation continues as silage season gets under way
Peter Thomas Keaveney
As we went to press this week, prices of 1.24c/l to 1.36c/l (VAT inclusive) were being quoted for Marked Gas Oil (MGO), more commonly known as green diesel.
11 May 2022 News
€1,000 silage scheme 'can go a long way' for a small farmer
Niamh Gunn was in Carnaross Mart to chat to farmers about their views on the €100/ha silage and hay scheme to be introduced for sheep and beef farmers.
11 May 2022 News
Concrete for pit or plastic to wrap?
Farmers had the calculators out this week as they looked at the high cost of silage wrap.
Farm safely: stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
ESB Networks public safety manager Michael Murray has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
Mow, bale, wrap, repeat: Kildare contractors keep it square
The large majority of wrapped bales you see around the country are of the round variety, but one Kildare contractor has bucked the trend, writes Alistair Chambers.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Watch: JCB unveils new 19.5t flagship ‘king of the clamp’
Last week, the Irish Farmers Journal travelled to England to check out JCB’s newly launched 457S, a new 282hp, 20t flagship for its agricultural wheeled loader range.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Farmers warned not to have white lights on back of tractors on public roads
Under road traffic regulations, it is illegal to have white lights to the rear of any vehicle switched on while in use on public roads, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said.
24 April 2022 News
Claas Trion scoops Farm Machine Award 2022
The recently launched Claas Trion combine harvester range has been awarded a Farm Machine Award 2022 in the combine harvester category.
22 April 2022 News
Silage harvesting costs set to rise 25%
Farmers will see higher silage harvesting costs with contractors indicating a rise of 25% on previous years.
20 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Kompactors doing same job with fewer trailers in Galway
Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with Galway contractor Paul McAllen one year on from moving to a fleet of HiSpec Kompactor silage trailers to find out how the switch worked out.
20 April 2022 Farm machinery
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
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.
20 April 2022 Contracting