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Michelin expands row crop tyre range

11 Jun , 2021  

Michelin has announced its new AgriBib Row Crop IF (Improved Flexion) tyre is now available in five sizes.  Designed specifically for use on self-propelled and trailed sprayers, and on low to medium horsepower row crop tractors from 70 to 180 hp, the new range was launched earlier this year initially in IF 380/90 R50 167A8/167B […]

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Monaghan Plant & Agri – one of the best in the West

8 Jun , 2021  

Monaghan Plant & Agri Ltd. (formerly Anthony Monaghan) have been providing exceptional agri contracting and plant hire services from its base in Erris, Co. Mayo for nearly two decades. Established in 2002, this family-run Gaeltacht business is the agri contractor of choice for farmers on the Mullet Peninsula and beyond. Specialising in land reclamation and […]

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Merlo sets sights on farm sector with launch of new telehandler

4 Jun , 2021  

Farm and agricultural contractors will be high on the list of targets when a new, more powerful, more versatile Merlo Turbofarmer model TF35.11 TT-145 telehandler makes its appearance on the Irish market early next year. Included for the first time are hydraulically-powered stabilisers or ‘outriggers’ that extend its versatility in farm and other applications by […]

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Changing Times

3 Jun , 2021  

Livestock Marts are an integral part of Irish society and for many generations they have been the focal point for the farming community. Not only are they a place to buy and sell your livestock, but they are also a place to discuss the latest trials and tribulations within the industry. However, that social aspect […]

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Agri Mac Services & Plant Hire mark a decade

1 Jun , 2021  

Based in Rosscahill, Co Galway, Agri Mac Services & Plant Hire specialises in silage and plant hire and groundworks services for its customers. Irish Tractor and Agri caught up with its owner Seán Magee (22) to learn about the company – from its origins to the state of business today. These are very busy times […]

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Farmers and vets asked for their opinions on antibiotics in farming as part of cross-border project

31 May , 2021  

Farmers and vets working in the dairy, pig, beef and sheep sectors on the island of Ireland are being asked to complete a survey to provide their views on how antibiotics are used in agriculture. As part of OneHealth efforts to address the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance, legislative and policy changes are being introduced […]

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New Holland announces 2020 Dealer of The Year Awards in the UK & Ireland

31 May , 2021  

New Holland has announced the winners of its 2020 UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) Dealer of The Year Awards, which celebrate excellence in performance and service quality across its extensive UK and Ireland dealer network. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the awards were announced during an online presentation on Thursday 22nd April. The awards […]

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Delivering the solutions that farmers need

27 May , 2021  

Given the expensive nature of farming machinery many farmers turn to contractors to carry out their annual harvesting and other work that is carried out every year. Agricultural contractors play an integral role in the day to day running of farms and farmers turn to them to carry out much of the work they need […]

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IFA Potato chairman looks back on time in position

25 May , 2021  

Entering his final year of a four-year term, IFA Potato chairman Thomas McKeown looks back on his duration in the role when speaking to this month’s edition of Irish Tractor. The Irish Farmer’s Association (IFA) is Ireland’s largest farming representative organisation. They have looked after the wellbeing and the interests of Irish farmers in all […]

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IFA & RSA issue road safety appeal as silage season starts

21 May , 2021  

With silage cutting season underway, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are appealing to drivers of farming machinery and other road users to share the road safely. With national travel restrictions now lifted and traffic volumes increasing, the roads are getting much busier. There are more people out walking, cycling, […]

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