Jim Breen

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Jim Breen

Jim Breen is from a farming background. He studied Engineering in University College Dublin. He worked for agricultural media outlets and, most recently, was the mechanisation advisor for DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) and engineering programme manager at CAFRE (College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise). He now lives in Offaly.

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John Deere’s partner builds new factory, dedicated to ‘revolutionary’ carbon fibre sprayer booms

John Deere’s partner builds new factory, dedicated to ‘revolutionary’ carbon fibre sprayer booms

John Deere’s partner King Agro has opened a new factory near Valencia in Spain. It is dedicated to the production of the...

Why antibiotic resistance poses a big risk to farming – UFU

Why antibiotic resistance poses a big risk to farming – UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the threat of antibiotic resistance is a growing concern and it is supporting calls for...

Lely to sell forage machinery business to AGCO – the owner of MF, Fendt and Valtra

Lely to sell forage machinery business to AGCO – the owner of MF, Fendt and Valtra

Lely plans to sell its ‘forage’ division, which produces forage harvesting machinery, to AGCO – the global corporation that owns Massey...

Staying afloat in soggy conditions…with ‘bolt-on’ rubber tracks

Staying afloat in soggy conditions…with ‘bolt-on’ rubber tracks

Meath-based Spillane Sprayer Testing has taken on the agency for Soucy Track. Soucy Track, part of the larger Soucy Group, is...

Mad Cow Disease (BSE) detected in Spain

Mad Cow Disease (BSE) detected in Spain

Spain has confirmed a case of BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy), commonly known as mad cow disease, in the northwestern province...

Pics: Numbers down at international farm machinery extravaganza

Pics: Numbers down at international farm machinery extravaganza

Numbers indicate that attendance was slightly down at this year’s SIMA show in Paris. The 77th instalment of the event...

‘Measures to tackle long-term volatility in dairy sector needed’

‘Measures to tackle long-term volatility in dairy sector needed’

A permanent crisis instrument must be implemented in the dairy sector to avoid future volatility. This was the message from Sinn...

Giant Fastrac adds to JCB’s accolades at SIMA 2017

Giant Fastrac adds to JCB’s accolades at SIMA 2017

Two of JCB’s newest products were named as ‘Machines of the Year’ for 2017 at last week’s massive SIMA machinery show...

SIMA 2017: Wider injectors and longer booms from Joskin

SIMA 2017: Wider injectors and longer booms from Joskin

Joskin had plenty to shout about at last week’s SIMA show in Paris. The company, which is probably best known...

SIMA 2017: This miniature, self-propelled sprayer weighs less than 1t

SIMA 2017: This miniature, self-propelled sprayer weighs less than 1t

The Shaktiman Protektor 600 was one of the more unusual machines at SIMA – at least from an Irish perspective. This...

Video: The best tractors and machines on show at SIMA 2017

Video: The best tractors and machines on show at SIMA 2017

The massive SIMA show took centre-stage last week in Paris Nord Villepinte. It ran from from Sunday, February 26 until Thursday,...

Video: Ever ‘tyre’ of removing twin wheels? Check out this solution from Peecon

Video: Ever ‘tyre’ of removing twin wheels? Check out this solution from Peecon

The ‘Gull Wing Double Tyre’ system is an award-winning innovation from Dutch firm Peecon. The system enables a pair of...

Video: John Deere’s fully-electric tractor project update…

Video: John Deere’s fully-electric tractor project update…

At this week’s SIMA show in Paris, France, John Deere showcased a cut-away representation of its prototype fully-electric tractor, which...