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Department spends €11.6m on IT
The Dealer
The Dealer has had a look at the Department of Agriculture’s spend on IT, a hefty €11.6m in 2021.
30 July 2022 EU
A growing divergence between Irish, EU and global agriculture
Andy Doyle considers how the EU policy move to environment first and agriculture second will play out for the growing global population.
28 July 2022 News
Grass-measuring drone trials show promising results
'Swarms' of drones could be sent to cover large areas of grassland, aiding grassland management by providing farmers with the information they need to better grow and utilise grass.
Watch: how technology is changing lives of female farmers in Sierra Leone
"We have gained a lot as women. We are not going backwards again," one woman who uses an app which tracks prices for their produce in Sierra Leone has said. Catherine Devine reports.
16 July 2022 News
‘Great potential’ in digitalisation of farm activities - data project
A roadmap was launched by the researchers laying out five possible ways that data could improve agriculture, from markets to farmers’ engagement with regulators.
13 July 2022 News
Technology to the forefront as McHale set for big display of machines
McHale are offering Isobus and Iso-play terminals as an option on a selection of its balers, and will be showcasing this at the upcoming FTMTA show.
6 July 2022 News
Claas intensifies involvement with Dutch robot manufacturer
Claas has increased its involvement with AgXeed BV, having initially acquired a minority shareholding of the Dutch start-up robot manufacturer over a year ago.
6 July 2022 News
Over €240m of CAP budget lost to fraud in four years
A European Court of Auditors report has found that the European Commission needs to be more proactive in preventing fraud in CAP expenditure.
4 July 2022 News
New technologies needed to reach pesticide targets – grain growers
"We have to see increased investment from Europe to reach these goals via technology such as spot spraying."
29 June 2022 News
8,000 cattle/day processing capacity in planned US factory
The Dealer sees that a young rancher called Megan Kingsbury is planning big things for the US beef industry.
29 June 2022 Dealer
On test: UBCO 2x2 electric utility bike
Gary Abbott recently got behind the handlebars of the UBCO 2x2WRK fully electric utility bike to find out how it compares to a quad for day-to-day farm tasks.
15 June 2022 Farm machinery
Pippa and farmers may need to move like Jagger
The Rolling Stones message from 1969 is one farming needs to heed in 2022.
15 June 2022 Dealer