In this week’s machinery section we look at what will be on display for the machinery person at Tullamore Show. Peter Thomas Keaveney looks at the essentials for doing a mid-season check on your combine before embarking on the main harvest.

I went to see the smallest new combine purchased in Ireland this year, a on a Kildare mixed farm and chatted to its owner about why he bought it and the advantages of owning your own combine.