John Deere launches new large square balers

17 Oct , 2019  

John Deere has added three new models to its range of large square balers, the L624 (70cm high by x 120cm wide), L633 (90 x 80cm) and L634 (90 x 120cm). These will be available for the 2020 season and replace the L1500 Series, while the single tie knotter 1424 and 1424C large square balers […]


A better way to spray

16 Oct , 2019  

Gary Wickham has big expectations for his agritech business MagGrow, which has developed a spraying technology for droplet formation that yields spray drift reduction and spray coverage performance. Founded by chief executive Gary along with business consultant David Moore in 2013 and employing over 25 people, MagGrow aims to provide the best technology solutions for […]


A top class outfit

14 Oct , 2019  

Celebrating 10 years in business, Patrick Halpin Agri Contracting Ltd is a leading farm contracting firm based in Knocklong, Co. Limerick. The family-run business provides a comprehensive service, including baled and pit silage, slurry spreading, reseeding, excavation work and hedge cutting. It’s all go for owner Pat Halpin and his wife Carmel who also run […]


New VF tyres from Continental offer farming flexibility

9 Oct , 2019  

New, more versatile tyres from Continental will be safer on the road, reduce soil compaction and save farmers time. The new range of very high flexion (VF) agricultural tyres, which will be launched at Agritechnica in November, feature a more flexible side wall. On the road this enables the vehicle to carry forty percent more […]


New self-propelled sprayers from John Deere

9 Oct , 2019  

John Deere has launched its next generation of self-propelled sprayers, manufactured at the company’s Horst factory in The Netherlands. With the new R4140i 4000-litre capacity and R4150i 5000-litre capacity machines, engineers have further increased performance, precision, safety and operator comfort. The focus of these latest developments has been on improving sprayer output while ensuring that […]


Battling through the face of adversity

7 Oct , 2019  

When it comes to growing vegetables for a living, there is a lot that needs to go right, most of which can be dictated by the grower themselves. However, one thing none of us can do anything about is the Irish weather. Unpredictable is probably the best adjective to describe the weather on the Emerald […]


Slievenamon Agri Services – meeting the needs of the local farming community for over twenty years

2 Oct , 2019  

Established in 1997, Slievenamon Agri Services’ mission is to “provide as best we can a quality service that meets the needs of the farmers in a safe and secure manner”. It’s a philosophy that has stood the family-run enterprise in good stead. Based in Drangan, Thurles, South Tipperary, they offer an Agricultural Contracting service with […]


A third generation of pig farmers

1 Oct , 2019  

The trials and tribulations of making a livelihood as a pig farmer in Ireland in the current climate have been well documented but Dermot Healy is keeping the best side out. Along with his brother Joe, he runs Tullow-based enterprise JDH Farms Ltd and they are in it for the long haul. Pig production in […]


Centre of excellence

27 Sep , 2019  

UCD (University College Dublin) is unique among third level universities in Ireland by having its own teaching and research farm on the outskirts of Dublin to provide students and academics with access to large animal and crop enterprises for the delivery of teaching and research programmes. For the past 56 years, UCD has operated its […]


O’Shea Agri Sales appointed Landini and McCormick dealer in south-east Ireland

26 Sep , 2019  

Distribution and after-sales support for Argo Tractors products in the midlands and south-east Ireland are being strengthened with the appointment of O’Shea Agri Sales as a dealer for both Landini and McCormick tractors. Based just outside Castlecomer in Co Kilkenny, O’Shea Agri Sales is run by Richard O’Shea from large, modern premises that provide generous […]

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