Seán Cummins

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Seán Cummins

Seán Cummins holds an honours degree in Animal Science for UCD. At Agriland, he has a particular focus on the beef, dairy and sheep sectors. Hailing from Co. Wexford, he comes from the typical Irish part-time farm.

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British R3 heifer prices highest in Europe

British R3 heifer prices highest in Europe

During the week ending September 9, the average R3 heifer price in the EU was 384.5c/kg – an increase of...

Fendt switches the diesel tank for a plug at Agritechnica

Fendt switches the diesel tank for a plug at Agritechnica

Crowds have assembled in Hanover, Germany, for Agritechnica – the world’s largest indoor farm machinery show. At this sprawling event,...

Roscommon man’s ‘3-in-1’ machine turns heads at Agritechnica 2017

Roscommon man’s ‘3-in-1’ machine turns heads at Agritechnica 2017

Founded in Co. Roscommon by David Doran, Acres Machinery specialises in manufacturing “high-quality, robust machinery”. One of the company’s latest...

Fancy a Zetor tractor with a sports-car pedigree?

Fancy a Zetor tractor with a sports-car pedigree?

When people think of sports cars, the riches of Monaco or the endurance test of Le Mans often spring to...

First look: Krone ‘lifts’ the lid on new-generation forage harvester

First look: Krone ‘lifts’ the lid on new-generation forage harvester

Krone, the family-owned machinery giant, will unveil its latest additions to its BiG X range at the upcoming Agritechnica machinery extravagnaza. Three...

Over £100,000 paid for BVD calves in Northern Ireland

Over £100,000 paid for BVD calves in Northern Ireland

£103,800 (€112,856) has been paid to farmers who have removed BVD-positive calves from their herds in Northern Ireland, the Livestock...

Quicke gets ‘clever’ with new digital companion

Quicke gets ‘clever’ with new digital companion

The latest addition to the Quicke loader family – the Q Series – has hit Irish shores. Designed and built...

How does your fertiliser spreader’s CV stack up?

How does your fertiliser spreader’s CV stack up?

A CV is vital for employers to select the best candidate for a job as it showcases a potential employee’s...

Pottinger’s focus on tillage equipment ‘pays dividends’

Pottinger’s focus on tillage equipment ‘pays dividends’

Pottinger, best known to Irish farmers through its range of grassland machines, has become increasingly focused on tillage equipment in...

First look: Pottinger sends ‘shock waves’ with new disc design

First look: Pottinger sends ‘shock waves’ with new disc design

Pottinger, the Austrian machinery manufacturer, has unveiled a new concept in ‘smart’ soil cultivation – the 510mm wave disc. The...

‘Multi-purpose’ Pottinger seed drill that can sow…almost anything

‘Multi-purpose’ Pottinger seed drill that can sow…almost anything

Pottinger, the Austrian machinery giant, has showcased its latest advancement in seed drilling technology – the Aerosem PCS Duplex. The...

Neglect reliable sires at your peril this breeding season

Neglect reliable sires at your peril this breeding season

The breeding season is fast approaching and decisions made in the coming weeks will have a lasting impact on your...

‘Go Go Dancer’ fetches €8,700 at Simmental Premier Sale

‘Go Go Dancer’ fetches €8,700 at Simmental Premier Sale

The Irish Simmental Cattle Society held its Premier Spring Sale in Roscommon on March 11, where bulls made an average...

Poor summer sees a carryover of hoggets in Northern Ireland

Poor summer sees a carryover of hoggets in Northern Ireland

The total number of sheep slaughtered in Northern Ireland during 2017 to date is up 4% on the corresponding period...

SIMA 2017: Accurate fertiliser application…’right up to the edge’

SIMA 2017: Accurate fertiliser application…’right up to the edge’

Amazone showcased its range of fertiliser spreaders, including the ZA-TS Series, at the SIMA machinery show in Paris last week. The...

SIMA 2017: ‘Pull-out’ knife-bank for Pottinger’s new round balers

SIMA 2017: ‘Pull-out’ knife-bank for Pottinger’s new round balers

Pottinger, the Austrian machinery company, rolled out its new range of round balers at the SIMA machinery show in Paris last...

SIMA 2017: Weighing ‘on the go’ with Quicke’s latest loader

SIMA 2017: Weighing ‘on the go’ with Quicke’s latest loader

Alo AB showcased its latest line of Quicke front loaders – the Q Series – at last week’s SIMA show in...

SIMA 2017 Video: Back to basics with Massey Ferguson’s Global Series

SIMA 2017 Video: Back to basics with Massey Ferguson’s Global Series

When much of the machinery world was investing in “big” machines, Massey Ferguson decided to change tack and develop an entirely...