How the weather influences farming?
By Nicola Treacy The weather influences farming a lot because if it is wet outside you cannot get out and about in the fields to do work such as ploughing, sowing and spraying. This quote really sums up a farmers relationship with the weather ‘a farmer depends on himself, the… read more
Climate change and farming
by Nicola Treacy People have been blaming farmers for climate change, but everyone is a contributor to climate change by going to school in the car or going abroad. Only some environmental factors are related to agriculture such as methane gases (gases from sheep and cattle) and ammonia. Climate change… read more
by Nicola Treacy We have seen a lot of commotion about beef farmers lately about the drop of beef prices to around €3.00 per kilo. The protests started in mid-summer of 2019 and continued up until last week and ongoing. With the farmers blocking Merion square, Kildare street, Dublin port… read more
Fendt takes the wraps off a new breed of machine
By: Alan Marshall Recently reported that Fendt has teamed up with German-headquartered Sennebogen to offer its first own-brand telehandler (telescopic handler). The machine was unveiled at the Agritechnica show (Germany) in November. A Fendt-badged telehandler with an ‘all-round view like a wheel loader’ Known as the Cargo T955, this handler’s… read more
Kiel Smyth Carrigan What is the difference between cows and cattle? Cattle is plural and generally refers to the bovine species as a whole. The term isn't gender specific, so cattle could refer to a bunch of bulls (males), a bunch of cows (females), or a mixture of both. Dairy animals are more angular in shape than beef animals. Dairy cows are bred and… read more
New John Deere command pro joystick.
by: Sam Strong John Deere’s Command Pro joystick is now available for all small and mid-range 6R Series tractors. These models also feature the new Command Centre 4200 display, which provides all six AEF certified ISO bus functions. In addition, all 6R Series models above 130hp now meet Stage V… read more
Why Goat Farming is The Way To Go
By Laura Bulfin No one is sure if there’s much future for farming in Ireland, with the continued rise of veganism, the increase of outrage over methane from cow’s farts (despite there being much more serious sources of pollution in cities and towns) and the savage drop in beef… read more
John Deere 9900i
John Deere 9900i By Emmet McKinley Last August John Deere unveiled its awaited 9000 Series of self propelled forage harvesters. Brand new design, two different kernel processors, the latest version of the HarvestLab system for crop analysis, and an exceptional premiere under the hoods of three of the four new… read more
The ongoing struggle for suckler and beef farmers
By Alison Gray In recent years beef prices have been gradually spiralling downwards and it is now creating a huge problem for the suckler beef farmer. Many small sized farmers have been forced to set their farm to dairy enterprises and look for off farm work. Farmers aren't happy with… read more