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Contractor Grigg-Agri praises durability of Michelin Sprayer tyres

25 Jan , 2022  

Cornwall-based contractor Grigg-Agri has invested in another set of VF 420/85 R34 MICHELIN YieldBib tyres for its two Bateman RB35 sprayers after the original equipment rubber lasted twice as long as the tyres it had run in the past. The two sprayers are used to support a wide range of arable crops across the county, […]

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Teagasc and NUI Galway announce a new partnership BSc Agricultural Science degree in the West of Ireland

24 Jan , 2022  

2021 saw the launch of a brand new BSc in Agricultural Science at the National University of Ireland Galway with a strong focus on Sustainable Agriculture; attracting over 500 applicants in the first year. Building on close research and education links between the two institutions and particularly with Teagasc’s Mellows Campus, Teagasc and NUI Galway […]

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Health and Safety Authority launches inspection campaign focusing on livestock safety

21 Jan , 2022  

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will begin a two-week intensive farm safety inspection campaign on Monday 24th January with a focus on the safe management of livestock during calving season when the risk of injury to farmers increases significantly.   Over the last 10 years, 196 people have lost their lives in farming related work activity […]

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Three generations of agri contracting excellence

18 Jan , 2022  

Based outside of Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Niall Dwan Agri is a leading agricultural contracting company which operates with an impressive fleet from its location in the Premier County. Irish Tractor & Agri touched base with Alan Dwan to find out all about this family venture – from its origins to the state of business today. […]

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Carn Hill Agri built on respect

13 Jan , 2022  

For coming up on two decades, Carn Hill Agri has been delivering a full range of exceptional agricultural contracting services to farmers in Meath and surrounding counties. We spoke to proprietor Aidan Halligan to find out more about the business and the magnificent fleet of tractors and machinery at his disposal. When farmers engage an […]

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Providing effective and professional services to its clients

11 Jan , 2022  

Since its establishment in 1985, the Rea Group has grown into leading agricultural consultants which specialise in agricultural consultancy. Irish Tractor & Agri touched base with its founder and Managing Director Richard Rea to learn more about the Co Tipperary-based business. When Richard Rea set-up his agricultural consultancy business over 35 years ago, he did […]

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JCB extends loadall range with new 538-70 telehandler

7 Jan , 2022  

The JCB Loadall range has been expanded with the introduction of the mid-range 538-70 to give farmers and growers yet more choice in an already comprehensive offering of performance, features and specifications. The 538-70 is a genuine seven metre machine that slots into the Loadall Series III line-up with 3,800kg maximum lift capacity and 7.01m […]

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Scart Agri – A service that’s second to none

6 Jan , 2022  

Based outside of Bantry, Co Cork, Scart Agriculture Contracting Ltd is a company with more than 20 years of experience when it comes to agri contracting. Irish Tractor & Agri caught up with its director Patrick Coughlan to find out all about this thriving business situated in the Rebel County. Business is good these days […]

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John Deere reveals fully autonomous tractors at CES 2022

5 Jan , 2022  

During a press conference at CES 2022, John Deere revealed a fully autonomous tractor that’s ready for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere’s 8R Tractor, TruSet™-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies. The autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year. The autonomous tractor serves a specific purpose: feeding the […]

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Increased efficiencies driving Brady Agri Contractors’ growth

4 Jan , 2022  

Colm Brady is a vastly-experienced agricultural contractor with an unblemished track record for invariably delivering excellent results. But the Galway man has never been one to rest on his laurels and it is through sheer hard work and regular reinvestment that he continues to offer increasingly efficient and dependable services to an expanding customer base. […]