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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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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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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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Feltwell opts for Michelin trailer tyres

23 Nov , 2021  

Feltwell Growers has ordered four new Larrington Trailers specified with Michelin TrailXBib VF 560/60 R22.5 tyres and an AgriBrink central tyre inflation system (CTIS) after trials showed the superb soil protection qualities of the set-up. Part of the G’s Group – one of the largest family-owned fresh produce suppliers in the UK – the farm […]

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Stamp out soil compaction

23 Nov , 2021  

Continental is working with several other leading agri businesses to raise awareness of soil compaction caused by heavy machinery and to highlight the simple measures that can reduce the problem. “The ‘stamp out soil compaction’ campaign has been launched to demonstrate how the right choice of tyres and maintaining tyre pressures can help to minimise […]

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Dublin Farmers win Newbie New Entrant Competition 2021 Welgro Produce Ltd

22 Nov , 2021  

Welgro Produce located in Rush Co Dublin has been selected as the winner of the third Irish Newbie new entrant competition. Welgro established by Shane Halpin, Sean Weldon and Gary Weldon is one of only two commercial cucumber growers in Ireland. The local trio identified an opportunity to develop a business utilising glasshouses that had […]

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New Holland expands its range of cultivators with the SRC SmartSteer TM model with camera self-steering system

22 Nov , 2021  

New Holland continues its development in the field of mechanical weed control, with the introduction of a new cultivator model, the SRC SmartSteerTM with camera self-steering system. This new introduction complements the existing range of 4 to 18-row mechanically guided models, meeting the needs of large farms and contractors who value work output and comfort […]

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Go smart, do more – New John Deere 6R Series

17 Nov , 2021  

Since their launch in 2011, John Deere’s 6R Series tractors have set standards in both field and transport performance as well as precision ag technology. With 14 new generation models from 110 to 250hp announced this month, these tractors have become even smarter to help operators achieve even more. In addition, four brand new models […]