Northern Ireland
DAERA reminds farmers of slurry spreading rules
David Wright
During February farmers and contractors spreading slurry must adhere to stricter rules.
11 January 2023 Farm machinery
Made in Ireland: Mastek going from strength to strength
In the past decade, Mastek has become a household name in Ireland and the UK when it comes to low-emission slurry equipment. Peter Thomas Keaveney sat down with MD Paul Quinn to find out more.
11 January 2023 Contracting
Wexford contractor finds a niche in slurry
Gary Abbott caught up with Wexford-based Rothwell Contracting, one of Ireland’s few agricultural contractors specialising in slurry operations.
Action on ammonia will come at a cost
The DAERA consultation on a draft ammonia strategy includes a number of measures on farms that will help cut emissions.
11 January 2023 Northern Ireland
50% of all French farmers are in CUMA machinery sharing
While traveling through France, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott took a look at the CUMA machinery sharing model, whereby farmers enter a co-op type agreement to share machines.
4 January 2023 Farm machinery
French contractor with 1,000 farmer clients
While travelling through western France, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott visited Hamon et Fils in the Brittany region, a contractor which operates 65 tractors across six depots.
21 December 2022 Farm machinery
Christmas Tractors Nenagh to paint the town neon this Sunday
All proceeds are in aid of Billy’s Recovery Story and the A-Team.
17 December 2022 News
Flying the Irish flag in Denmark
Nine Irish manufacturers showcased their kit alongside manufacturers from around the world at Agromek in Denmark, the main stage for the Nordic region. Peter Thomas Keaveney attended.
14 December 2022 Farm machinery
‘Contractors are an invaluable part of the agri ecosystem’- Heydon
FCI staged its 2022 conference last week, with many contractors feeling they finally achieved widespread recognition for role they play from the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc.
14 December 2022 Farm machinery
Agromek 2022: SIWI quick-attach Combi-Hitch system
The Danish-built SIWI quick-attach combi-hitch is designed to speed up the work of one-man operators, such as someone wanting to spread lime or draw bales with just one tractor.
7 December 2022 Farm machinery
Agromek 2022: Deutz-Fahr 6150.4
Deutz-Fahr presented the 6150.4 from its latest 6.4 Series at Agromek show last week. The trio of new models offer farmers and contractors a high-spec, high power-to-weight solution from 130-150hp.
7 December 2022 News
‘I’m getting out of contracting for the same reason I got into it-to make money’
A Limerick contractor’s fleet of machinery will be up for grabs at an online retirement dispersal auction on Wednesday 14 December at 7.00pm.
7 December 2022 News