Contractors

MMS seminar explores looming changes for contractors

MMS seminar explores looming changes for contractors

Changes to red diesel regulations, new machinery grants and how to work successfully with your contractor are just some of...

October 11, 2021

‘Contractors are nearly begging people to go work for them’

‘Contractors are nearly begging people to go work for them’

Conditions may be ideal for grass cutting across the country, yet contractors are seriously struggling to find tractor drivers to...

May 30, 2018

Farmers ‘will not be held liable’ for clearing public roads

Farmers ‘will not be held liable’ for clearing public roads

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that farmers who remove snow-related hazards on public...

March 3, 2018

Premium machinery destroyed in massive blaze in Co. Roscommon

Premium machinery destroyed in massive blaze in Co. Roscommon

Machinery, worth hundreds of thousands of euros, has been destroyed in a major fire at a contractor’s yard in Co....

October 30, 2017

Update: How much are contractors charging to harvest grain?

Update: How much are contractors charging to harvest grain?

With harvesting around Ireland in full swing, AgriLand asked what agricultural contractors are charging for combine harvesting cereal crops in 2017....

July 27, 2017

What is being charged for pit and baled silage in 2017?

What is being charged for pit and baled silage in 2017?

There is a diverse range of silage cutting prices being quoted by agricultural contractors around the country as ‘silage season’...

May 9, 2017

Will contractor spraying become the ‘norm’ within grassland sector?

Will contractor spraying become the ‘norm’ within grassland sector?

The growing influence of the EU’s Sustainable Use Directive will force many grassland farmers to use contractors for most –...

March 19, 2017

Contractors busy spreading slurry as tanks reach storage capacity

Contractors busy spreading slurry as tanks reach storage capacity

Contractors around the country have been busy spreading slurry since the deadline lifted, just as some tanks were reaching capacity....

January 23, 2017

85% of farmers say contractors don’t pay workers enough

85% of farmers say contractors don’t pay workers enough

Some 85% of respondents to a poll on Agriland believe that contractors do not pay their workers enough money. The...

May 26, 2016

Here’s how social media reacted to contractor’s problems finding workers

Here’s how social media reacted to contractor’s problems finding workers

Earlier this week, Agriland published an article on the lack of workers in the contracting business, with emigration, J1s and a lack...

May 19, 2016