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Forestry moves to top of McHale plant sales agenda

8 Aug , 2019  

The Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan 2030, coming hot on the heels of plans to turn the UK into a climate neutral economy by 2050, contains targets and recommendations that hold out great prospects for the forestry and the timber harvesting sector.   As news bulletins show, pressure for change has been building up on […]

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Europe’s first 9900i goes to Northern Ireland

1 Aug , 2019  

The first John Deere 9900i self-propelled forage harvester to be sold in Europe has been hard at work in Northern Ireland for contractor Lagan Brothers of Moneymore in County Derry. Started in 2003, the business is run by Michael Lagan and his brothers Seamus and Paul, with father James and younger brother Noel also taking […]

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Swift Roller Mower at Austin Stack Park

31 Jul , 2019  

The MAJOR Rigid Deck Swift Roller Mower impresses Kerry GAA teams and supporters with fantastic finish worthy of Premier League at Austin Stack Park, one of the oldest sports grounds in Ireland. Austin Stack Park in Tralee, Co Kerry is one of the oldest sports grounds in Ireland. Today, the 12,000-seat stadium holds football league […]

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New Holland showcases its sustainable solutions at the World Biogas Summit 2019

31 Jul , 2019  

New Holland Agriculture participated in the World Biogas Expo 2019, the largest international trade show dedicated to anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas, which took place at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, U.K. on July 3 and 4. The event, in its ninth edition, provides a unique opportunity for manufacturers, policy makers and regulators to […]

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Fendt 314 Vario – the new top-end model from the Fendt 300 Vario series

31 Jul , 2019  

The new addition to the Fendt 300 Vario series – the top-end model Fendt 314 Vario – has even more power with its innovative power-boost concept, DynamicPerformance (DP). The 300-series now features the 12″ terminal, including all the assist systems like Fendt Guide Contour Assistant, SectionControl and VariableRateControl. The new Fendt 314 Vario features the […]

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New features for Fendt IDEAL large combines

31 Jul , 2019  

Unveiled to the public for the first time at Agritechnica 2017, the large Fendt IDEAL combine will get to prove its power in Europe this year in its second harvest season. It was launched in Brazil at this year’s Agrishow, and in September 2019, the first IDEAL combine harvesters will be delivered to customers there. […]

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Pride in the rainbow

31 Jul , 2019  

A Massey Ferguson tractor wrapped in rainbow colours took part in Dublin’s annual Pride Parade as part of Macra na Feirme’s support for LGBTQ+. This marks the first year that the rural youth and young farmer’s organisation will be involved in Pride and it is encouraging members to participate on the day. “It was be […]

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Servicing the forestry community

31 Jul , 2019  

A recent study by Teagasc has reported strong demand for its forestry clinics from both farmers and non-farmers. There has been a particular increase in farmers under 40 who were interested in planting land. These farmers are mostly farming part-time and are looking for a way to make their farms more profitable in the long-term. […]

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The farmers’ choice

30 Jul , 2019  

Clingan Contracts is a long-running and popular agricultural contracting business providing an unrivalled service from the heart of Ulster. We dropped into the third-generation family business’ base in County Down and got an insight into day-to-day operations from joint-proprietor Steven Clingan. County Down based Clingan Contracts specialises in all aspects of agricultural contracting – silage, […]

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33 years and counting

26 Jul , 2019  

Set-up over three decades ago, Hickey Engineering is today very much a leading supplier of structural steel & cladding throughout the country’s midlands. Founder and owner Tony Hickey told Irish Tractor & Agri all about a thriving company which has earned itself a glowing reputation over the years. These days business is going well at […]