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Biggest Balmoral machinery show yet


The Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Show Balmoral is set for its biggest year yet, when it takes place in the Eikon Centre in the Balmoral show grounds on February 21-22.

Farmhand supporting world-record fundraising attempt


Farm machinery distributor Farmhand is lending its support to a world-record attempt to collect 100 acres of grass inside 10 minutes, utilising as many self-propelled foragers as required. The attempt will be part of the Combines4Charity ‘Great Grass Event’ which takes place near Trim, Co Meath, on May 6.

FCI to stage charity event in Westmeath


The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) will stage its annual 'monster' charity BBQ on Sunday, April 30, at Cornaher, Tyrellspass, Co Westmeath.

IFA Smart Farming programme aims to save €250,000 in 2017


Smart Farming, the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA)-led cost savings programme, will work with more than 1,000 farmers across 50 discussion groups, purchasing groups and IFA branches in 2017. Farmers who take part in Smart Farming save an average of €5,000 per year, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their farms by seven to 10 per cent, according to the IFA.

Kilkenny Tractor and Truck Run


The first-ever North Clubs v South Clubs Tractor and Truck Run will take place on bank holiday Monday, October 30, in Kilkenny.

Machinery the cause of one-in-five farm fatalities




Farm Safety Week aims to cut the toll of accidents which continue to give agriculture the poorest record of any occupation in the Ireland and the UK. The awareness week, which runs July 4 to 8 offers five days of themed practical farm safety advice and guidance to farmers and urges farmers to consider ‘Who Would Fill Your Boots?’ if you had a farm accident.

Noel Dunne is newest addition to IFP Media team


IFP Media is delighted to announce the appointment of Noel Dunne. Noel becomes the new machinery correspondent for Irish Farmers Monthly and joins the group’s advertising team as an advertising manager. Noel has extensive knowledge of the machinery sector, having worked in agricultural publications for more than three decades. The new appointment paves the way for an expanded machinery section in Irish Farmers Monthly, bringing you all the latest developments in Ireland and internationally.

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Pöttinger TEGOSEM – The cover crop seed drill


TEGOSEM is used in combination with a Pöttinger stubble cultivator or disc harrow and enables soil preparation and cover crop seeding in a single pass. The TEGOSEM can be used with hitch-mounted machines as well as trailed machines and is equipped complete with mounting brackets and loading platform.

Selling the McHale story


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.

Soil compaction studies at Lyons Estate


The changes in agricultural production techniques in industrialised countries over the past few decades have been dramatic, with economic pressure favouring the continuous increase of machinery power, vehicle weight and implement size, write Kevin McDonnell and Mike O’Flynn.

Tractor of the Year (TOTY) Finalists


The Tractor of the Year awards ceremony will take place at the international agricultural exhibition, EIMA, in Bologna, Italy, on November 9.