Northern Ireland
Contractor chief questions farm machinery grants
David Wright
The latest meeting of the NI branch of the Institute of Agricultural Engineers discussed the topic “Agricultural Contracting in Ireland”.
22 March 2023 News
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 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.
Green diesel prices stable at just over €1/l
Over the course of the past month, brent crude oil has fluctuated from $79-86/barrel, equating to a current green diesel price of €1.01/l to €1.05/l (VAT inclusive) across the country.
15 March 2023 News
Seven farmers named on Revenue's latest tax defaulters list
These fines are in respect of the period from 1 October 2022 to 31 December 2022.
8 March 2023 News
Kubota approves alternative fuels for diesel engines
Kubota has approved the use of the paraffinic fuels hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and gas to liquid (GTL) in all its diesel engines.
2 March 2023 News
On test: Spanish-built UTV newcomer impresses
On the Irish market just 18 months, Corvus has been making some strong inroads. Peter Thomas Keaveney got the opportunity to put the Spanish-built Corvus Terrain DX4 UTV through its paces.
1 March 2023 Farm machinery
Full excise return for diesel in November
The excise on white diesel, agri diesel and petrol will be fully restored over a phased basis.
21 February 2023 News
Ireland’s first low-carbon fuel terminal launched
The terminal will import and blend hydrotreated vegetable oil into diesel for use in the transport sector
13 February 2023 News
Machinery running costs in focus on monitor farm
The cost of owning machinery was the main focus of the latest AHDB cereal monitor farm group meeting.
8 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Big range in quotes for red diesel
Price quotes for red diesel vary and farmers are advised to price around for the best value.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
All signs point to a jump in diesel prices in February
A worsening diesel supply problem and excise duty return to drive prices.
25 January 2023 News