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Agriculture contributes to JCB’s loader production milestone

19 Jun , 2019  

JCB is celebrating 50 years of wheeled loading shovel manufacture – and 20 years since opening a multi-million pound UK factory dedicated to this product line – with production hitting record highs to meet growing demand for agricultural, earth-moving, quarrying, construction and waste management applications. Over the past five decades, the company’s award-winning loaders have […]

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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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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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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. […]

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Working debut for new John Deere forager at ScotGrass 2019

13 May , 2019  

John Deere’s new 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvester will be making its UK show working debut at ScotGrass 2019 in Dumfries in May. It will be demonstrated (on plot 13) alongside the company’s latest wrapping baler and 6R Series CommandPRO tractor. The 9000 Series combines new forage harvesting technology with several efficiency enhancing developments to […]

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DkIT Signs Multi Annual Partnership with ABP Food Group

13 May , 2019  

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has confirmed a new partnership agreement with one of Europe’s leading food processors, ABP Food Group (ABP). The agreement which will run for 3 years will include the development of a new DkIT talent upskilling pathway and increased research collaboration across the science, engineering and business disciplines. Building on their […]

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Italian sprayers make debut at Cereals 2019

13 May , 2019  

IMazzotti self-propelled sprayers will be making their UK show debut under the John Deere banner at Cereals 2019 in Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire in June. Visitors to the John Deere stand (631) will see a 175hp MAF 3580 3750-litre capacity model with 24m boom on static display alongside a 300hp MAF 6240 6600-litre capacity machine with […]