Busy Fendt 516 answers all the needs of Longford calf-to-beef farmer
Gary Abbott
Having considered owning a Fendt for some time, Co Longford calf to beef farmer, Des Beirne upgraded to a full spec Fendt 516 Vario in 2022, 2,500 hours on Gary Abbott finds out how it has performed.
8 May 2024 News
Krone takes wraps off 15.7m four-rotor rake
With a working width of up to 15.7m (51.5ft), Krone claims its new four-rotor rake, the Swadro TC 1570, is the largest in the world.
23 March 2024 News
Urgent meeting sought with Minister for Justice over farm crime
During a meeting this week farmers spoke of crimes ranging from threats, illegal hunting, trespassing, burglary to thefts of machinery, tools and high-value GPS systems.
Horsch sprayer combo great fit for rolling Donegal hills
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with potato and grain grower Jamie Rankin, to find out how his Horsch spraying outfit has performed after its first seasons working on mixed terrain in Co Donegal.
13 March 2024 Farm machinery
Pöttinger adds section control option to Flexcare mechanical hoes
Pöttinger has added the option of section control to its Flexcare mechanical hoe range, with up to 16 rows.
7 March 2024 News
Kellys of Borris takes on four new brands of machinery
At its recent open days, Kellys of Borris announced that it would be taking on four new brands of machinery, some for national and the remainder for localised distribution.
28 February 2024 News
Protecting, insuring and recovering GPS systems - everything you need to know
Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to manufacturers and suppliers of GPS guidance systems about insuring and protecting them, and what’s best to do if a unit has been stolen.
28 February 2024 Farm machinery
Exclusive: almost as many GPS units stolen so far this year than all of 2023
The Irish Farmers Journal can reveal that there have been almost as many GPS guidance systems stolen in Ireland in the first six weeks of 2024 than there has been in the 12 months of 2023.
21 February 2024 News
Can liquid nitrogen save you money?
Liquid nitrogen is becoming more popular. Brian Reilly of Drummonds offered some advice on the product which he sells at the company’s recent winter conference.
18 February 2024 News
News Podcast: €5,000 ACRES payments, GPS thefts and slurry fines
This week, we get the latest on flat-rate ACRES payments for farmers affected by delays, GPS thefts and the results of county councils’ farm slurry inspections over 2023.
16 February 2024 Podcast
GPS equipment worth €250,000 stolen in 10-day nationwide farm crime spree
The thefts of GPS guidance equipment continue to worsen, with farmers and contractors targeted in Cork, Dublin and Meath in recent weeks, which follows a growing trend right across Europe.
14 February 2024 News
First AgXeed autonomous tractor arrives in Ireland
The first autonomous agricultural robot from Dutch company AgXeed has arrived in Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney sat down with AgXeed head of sales Peter Robinson to find out more.
14 February 2024 News