Poor trailer brakes cost thousands in tractor transmission repairs
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Fergal O’Sullivan, lecturer at MTU Kerry, looks into the fundamentals of trailer brakes, brake maintenance and what to look out for on brakes when buying a new trailed implement.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
The Grass Week: heat starting to drive growth but rain not helping matters
While growth is on the up, a lot of farms are still struggling with conditions underfoot after some torrential showers.
Little change expected to silage contractor charges
There are signs that silage costs for the 2024 season will start off on par with 2023 levels in Northern Ireland.
German seed precision ticks boxes for busy contractor
Sowing a substantial acreage of corn each year, Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Wexford contractor Trevor James to find out why he runs Horsch drills.
24 April 2024 Farm machinery
Limerick County Council reminds farmers of silage effluent rules
Limerick City and County Council has reminded farmers of their obligations around effluents arising from silage making.
24 April 2024 News
Baling not to be considered the cheap contractor option
The baled silage sector of farm machinery has not been immune from the overall machinery cost inflation as contractors struggle with increased costs.
17 April 2024 Contracting
Spike in injuries when farm workload increases
As the weather picks up and workload increases, Teagasc is urging farmers to keep an eye on farm safety.
17 April 2024 News
Wilson bale chaser - a Super Move for Cork contractor
Baling over 25,000 bales annually, Lloyd Forbes Agri Contracting has been running bale chasers since 2009, Gary Abbott finds out why Wilson Engineering has been the brand of choice.
17 April 2024 Contracting
On review: Malone's new clean cutting combo
Last summer, ahead of the launch of Malone’s new front mower, Peter Thomas Keaveney got the opportunity to put its front and rear mounted mowers combination through its paces.
17 April 2024 Farm machinery
Opinion: contractors will need understanding when the weather finally arrives
A week in the life of a tillage farmer/journalist that was as varied as the weather.
14 April 2024 Opinion
Farmers need finance more than fodder
The winter looks like it may be coming to an end, but the long shadow cast by the last 18 months means farmers need financial backing. So how about a low-interest loan fund for smaller farmers?
10 April 2024 Dealer