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Michelin to introduce new high flotation tyre for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers

13 Jun , 2019  

MMichelin is launching a new CargoXBib High Flotation trailer tyre, with four VF-rated sizes designed to keep soil compaction to an absolute minimum. The VF 650/55 R26.5, VF 600/55 R26.5, VF 710/50 R26.5 and VF 750/60 R30.5 are said to be manufactured with increased flexibility and, therefore, have even less impact on the soil than […]

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Drinagh Co-Op reports a successful year with record-breaking throughput

12 Jun , 2019  

JDrinagh Co-Op reported another successful year’s trading at their recent AGM in Drinagh reporting an increased operating profit of €0.8million with creamery volume up 6%, mill output increased by 30% and store sales up 10% on 2107.  Founded in 1923, Drinagh Co-Op is a dairy and agribusiness co-operative based in the heart of West Cork. Drinagh […]

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Michelin urges farmers to pay closer attention to rear harvester tyres

12 Jun , 2019  

SThe head of Michelin’s agricultural technical team in the UK and Ireland is advising farmers to focus more time on selecting the right tyres for the rear of their harvesters, rather than putting all the focus on the front axle – as traditionally happens. Gordon Brookes, Customer Engineering Support Manager at Michelin, believes the issue […]

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Quality mineral feeds from Allen Nutrition

7 Jun , 2019  

These are exciting times for Allen Nutrition who are a leading manufacturer of animal feed supplements, powder and liquids for dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep and horses. As well as unveiling a new logo and rebranding, the Bandon, Co. Cork-based company is in the process of developing a new range of pelleted minerals and recently […]

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No let up at Kennedy Agri

6 Jun , 2019  

Kennedy Agri in Callan, Co Kilkenny experienced a hectic end to 2018 and the hopes for brothers Eamon Kennedy and Nigel Kennedy are that things will continue that way for the New Year ahead. Irish Tractor heard all about the family business from Eamon Kennedy himself recently. These past few months have been busy ones […]

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Growing from strength to strength

5 Jun , 2019  

Based in Castlebellingham, Co Louth, Hoey Parts & Plant Sales has become well-known for its excellent service and quality products on offer. Irish Tractor & Agri heard all about the business from the store’s co-manager Aidan Matthews recently. Hoey Parts & Plant Sales was set-up in 1984 by Tom Hoey and has since grown into […]

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Zetor poised to take ‘new more progressive path’

31 May , 2019  

Czech tractor manufacturer, Zetor has announced completion of what it terms a ‘comprehensive market assessment and reorganisation’ and is poised to set the brand on what Nigel Wilson, their Sales Director for UK and Ireland, says will be ‘a new and more progressive path’. Foreseeing what they believe will be a ‘high opportunity’ for Zetor […]

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Bostonia Charolais Herd in a league of its own

31 May , 2019  

Owned by the US-based Feeney brothers, the Bostonia Charolais Herd is one of Ireland’s most-prestigious pedigree herds. We visited their pristine Scurmore Pedigree Farm on the Moy Estuary in County Sligo and had a chat with farm manager Niall Hynes to find out more. Ideally located in Scurmore, County Sligo, on Ireland’s picturesque North Western […]

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Farmers asked to share their experience of milk fever in national survey

29 May , 2019  

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, manufacturer of Bovikalc® and Bovikalc® Dry, has launched its National Milk Fever (hypocalcaemia) Survey to capture the opinions of farmers and their on-farm experiences of the condition. Farmers are being encouraged to share their knowledge to fill in some of the gaps that still exist on the impact of milk fever […]

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Kildare Ag-tech company takes to the main stage of One: the Alltech Ideas Conference in Kentucky

29 May , 2019  

Family run Ag-tech company TERRA NutriTECH is one of just ten companies from around the world to be selected for the prestigious Pearse Lyons Accelerator Programme. The company will pitch to more than 3,000 attendees from over 70 countries on Monday 20th May in Kentucky, including some of the premier global leaders in the agriculture sector. […]