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Northern Ireland farmer praises Michelin airless tyre

18 May , 2020  

A Northern Ireland farmer has spoken in praise of Michelin’s X Tweel SSL airless tyre and wheel combination – after becoming the first person in the country to put them into operation. William Smyth, who runs a dairy and beef farm in County Antrim, has been running the fitments for more than a year after […]

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John Deere Connected Support proves its worth

13 May , 2020  

John Deere Connected SupportTM is proving its worth to farmers and dealers during the coronavirus lockdown. Service technicians can remotely dial into customers’ machines to identify potential faults in a timely manner, fix errors that may become a problem and help operators to set up or adjust their machines. This helps to maximise uptime and […]

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Joint road safety appeal from IFA and RSA as silage season gets underway

11 May , 2020  

With silage cutting season underway, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are making a joint appeal to drivers of farming machinery and vulnerable road users to share the road safely. The IFA has already urged farm families to be very vigilant about safety around the farmyard and is now extending […]

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Euthanizing device MS Nitrogen wins Pig World New Product Award

8 May , 2020  

The MS Nitrogen from MS Schippers has won the Pig World New Product Award. Publisher Pig World announed. The judges crowned the new euthanizing device as a winner because of the innovation behind the product. They called it a ‘potential game-changer for piglet welfare, with benefits for farm staff and the wider image of the […]

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Automated drone scouting with any map

7 May , 2020  

A crop scouting mobile app is the first to automate drones using maps from almost any source. Drone Ag has revealed FieldMap Imports, an addition to its Skippy Scout app, that offers farmers the opportunity to import any map. “This technology means that farmers can now use digital and printed maps to guide automated crop […]

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Test slurry for invisible value

5 May , 2020  

Using a slurry testing kit and flow meter can save farmers up to £265 per hectare in fertilisers. “If you don’t know the nutrient value of your slurry and the rate it is being spread at then the financial savings and crop benefits are guess work,” says Terry Baker from slurry specialists Tramspread. A nitrogen […]

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John Deere offer the latest guidance technology for less

30 Apr , 2020  

Farmers and contractors are being offered the chance to upgrade their old John Deere StarFire iTC satellite receivers for the latest SF6000 guidance technology at a specially reduced price, from now up to the end of June 2020 (extended from the end of April). The introduction of the StarFire iTC receiver in 2004 established John […]

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Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre offers fresh support during COVID-19 pandemic

28 Apr , 2020  

The Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre has launched a new initiative to support agri-tech businesses and food producers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hartpury Agri-Tech Talk Week (11-17 May) will provide the agriculture community with a platform to share their views, discuss the latest Government support packages and find out how the high-tech facility can help their businesses. […]

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JCB 419S and 435S wheeled loaders gain more power and torque

23 Apr , 2020  

JCB’s two market-leading agricultural wheeled loaders – the 419S and 435S – have yet more performance and productivity to offer large farms and contract silage-harvesting operators thanks to significant increases in power and torque from their new engines. The loaders continue to use a six-speed powershift transmission with extra-low first gear for exceptional pushing performance […]

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Land prices fell by average 6% last year as experts warn Covid-19 will act as a negative demand shock to market

21 Apr , 2020  

Average national land prices fell by 6% year on year in 2019 driven in the main by a decrease in the prices for dairy, beef and cereals. The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland / Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review and Outlook Report 2020 found the average price of an acre nationally without a residence was […]