Smart moves to battery electric power
Michael Moroney
The Mercedes-Benz, Smart car sub-brand is now electric powered and no longer the micro car of the past, as the Smart #1 and Smart #3 have grown into a bigger segment of the market.
17 July 2024 Opinion
Colm McCarthy: practical measures needed to turn targets into policy
Targets in conflict are a recipe for delay and cost escalation. The latest domain for this habit of political evasion is defence policy.
10 July 2024 News
IAM celebrates 40 years with Hardi in Ireland
IAM Agricultural Machinery and Danish sprayer manufacturer Hardi celebrated 40 years of a partnership in Ireland with an event last week. Peter Thomas Keaveney attended.
Knowledge transfer down the priority list
The removal of funding for knowledge transfer activity is a negative for NI farmers, writes John Egerton
3 July 2024 Farmer Writes
50,000th Lely robot installed on Antrim farm
The 50,000th Lely Astronaut automated milking robot has been installed on a Co Antrim dairy farm, replacing an 18-point parlour.
3 July 2024 Northern Ireland
AD planning is difficult but not impossible
Securing planning permission for anaerobic digestion plants is one of the most challenging aspects of developing a project, but there are solutions to help with the process writes Stephen Robb.
3 July 2024 Renewables
IAM to mark 40 years of Hardi with crop care day
Irish Hardi sprayer importer, IAM, is celebrating its 40-year partnership with the brand with a Hardi crop care day on Wednesday 3 July in Newbridge, Co Kildare.
26 June 2024 News
Anaerobic digestion: from 220 dairy cows to one metal cow
In 2015, a Warwickshire-based farm family took the decision to phase out the farming of potatoes and their dairy herd to built a 500kW AD plant.
26 June 2024 News
76 wind farms could shut due to outdated planning rules - WEI
Just because a wind farm’s planning permission has come to an end does not mean it cannot continue producing power, according to Wind Energy Ireland CEO Noel Cunniffe.
26 June 2024 News
Technology Villages at BEEF 2024
Paul Crosson takes a look at some of technology villages at BEEF 2024
19 June 2024 Breeding & health
Soil sensor 'will help farmers optimise fertiliser use'
The sensor provides farmers with real-time insights into changing soil conditions, helping them to optimise fertiliser, reduce nutrient losses and environmental impacts.
18 June 2024 News
John Deere updates walker combines
Deere has replaced its T500 and T600 combines with four T5 five-walker and four T6 six-walker models. Updates include the X9 cab, a new engine, larger grain tanks and enhanced precision ag technology.
12 June 2024 News