On test: French one-pass proves itself with highly accurate metering and sowing
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Peter Thomas Keaveney spent some time sowing grain this spring with the Sulky Progress one-pass drill, which was equipped with the French manufacturers serrated single disc coulter setup.
10 May 2023 News
GPS units and mobile farm equipment can be insured against theft
Farmers can insure items of farm equipment against theft. Pat O'Toole reports.
11 April 2023 News
Gardaí investigating theft of GPS systems from John Deere tractors
Farms in Rosslare and Wellingtonbridge in Co Wexford were targeted by thieves last week.
Listen: starting an ag solutions business at 25
On this week's Young Stock Podcast, Gary Abbott speaks with Gavin Weldon of Wel-Tech Agri & Plant, who started a business specialising in sprayer testing and precision ag solutions at the age of 25.
3 April 2023 News
Power, style and ease of configuration as black beauty impresses
Over the summer of 2022, Peter Thomas Keaveney got behind the wheel of a top spec Claas Axion 850 Cmatic and put it through its paces at a range of applications.
8 March 2023 Farm machinery
TAMS III: 60% grant aid on LESS available for all farmers, but no dribble bars
New additions to the machinery element of TAMS III include dung spreaders, potato planters, bale slices, aerators and slurry separators, while dribble bars have been excluded for now.
22 February 2023 News
Improving nutrient management with farm technology
Technology is playing a greater role in farm management tasks, with the potential benefits on soil nutrient management outlined during a recent webinar. Kieran Mailey reports.
15 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmers ‘must do our bit’ on emissions
David Wright reports from a YFCU event which looked at “sustainable farming through a cost-of-living crisis”.
15 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Getting the fertiliser spreader into shape
Teagasc Farm Machinery Specialist Francis Quigley takes us through the importance of getting the fertiliser spreader correctly set up for the upcoming season.
8 February 2023 Farm machinery
Watch: Sulky building 6,000 machines each year in modern French factory
While traveling through France, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott visited the Sulky factory, a very modern assembly plant, building up to 6,000 machines yearly.
8 February 2023 Farm machinery
TAMS enables mixed farmer upgrade to hi-tech spreader
Seeing the advantages in GPS controlled fertiliser spreading, mixed Carlow farmer Pat Lennon decided to upgrade a fresh standard machine to a new Lemken spreader, while availing of the TAMS grant aid.
8 February 2023 Farm machinery
Virtual fencing could be a game-changer for farmers - study
The virtual fencing pilot took place on 12 sites covering a total grazing area of 7,184ha over three years.
18 January 2023 News