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Almost Grass & Muck time

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The much-anticipated Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) Grass & Muck will take place at Gurteen College on May 17. Over 11,000 visitors attended the 2016 event, and the organisers are confident of exceeding that number this year, writes Gary Ryan, CEO, FTMTA.

Selling the McHale story

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James Heanue is sales manager for Ireland for McHale Farm Machinery, based in Mayo. In an interview with Matt O’Keeffe, James outlines the development of McHale into a major international farm machinery manufacturer and the success of the company in developing and building machines that can cope with rigorous Irish working conditions.

Looking at Lemken options

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In normal weather and with normal soil conditions, a tillage demonstration in early March wouldn’t have posed any problems. This year, as everyone knows, was different. When Derek Delahunty and his colleagues in Lemken decided to hold a demonstration of their equipment in Carlow in early March, they hardly anticipated that all fieldwork would be rendered impossible by the ongoing rain that hampered all field operations in the spring of 2018, writes Matt O’Keeffe.