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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Massey Ferguson brings 400 horses to SIMA 2017

Massey Ferguson brings 400 horses to SIMA 2017

Massey Ferguson showcased its new flagship tractor – the 400hp MF 8740 – at this week’s SIMA show in Paris. Heading...

SIMA 2017 Video: Up close and personal with Case IH’s driverless tractor

SIMA 2017 Video: Up close and personal with Case IH’s driverless tractor

Having been involved with precision farming technology for a number of years, Case IH upped its game significantly with the...

SIMA 2017: Everyday farming tractors take prominent position among big guns

SIMA 2017: Everyday farming tractors take prominent position among big guns

Despite the draw of the big guns, typical-size farmers’ tractors assumed prominent positions at the SIMA agricultural show in Paris this week. The...

SIMA 2017: New JCB 419S reaches out to contractors

SIMA 2017: New JCB 419S reaches out to contractors

JCB launched its new 419S Agri wheeled loading shovel at the SIMA machinery show in Paris this week. According to the...

Video: Keenan embarks on an ‘Italian Job’…in France

Video: Keenan embarks on an ‘Italian Job’…in France

This week, for the first time, Keenan showed its new self-propelled paddle-type diet feeder. The MechFibre 345SP had its first...

First look: Valtra unveils ‘all-new’ A Series at SIMA

First look: Valtra unveils ‘all-new’ A Series at SIMA

Valtra, the leading tractor brand in Finland, has completed its line-up with the launch of the all-new A Series. The 4th-generation...

Commission wants the public to have its say on the future of CAP

Commission wants the public to have its say on the future of CAP

The European Commission wants the public to have its say on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as...

Second case of bird flu found in Northern Ireland and ‘further cases are possible’

Second case of bird flu found in Northern Ireland and ‘further cases are possible’

A second case of bird flu or Avian Influenza has been identified in Northern Ireland, according to the Department of...

Another case of bird flu identified in the UK

Another case of bird flu identified in the UK

Another case of bird flu (H5N8 avian flu) has been identified in the UK, this time in a flock of...

Glanbia announces plan for ‘exciting’ new cheese plant in the US

Glanbia announces plan for ‘exciting’ new cheese plant in the US

Glanbia plc has announced today that it is in advanced discussions to build and operate a new cheese and whey...

Managerial changes at the top of ABP Food Group

Managerial changes at the top of ABP Food Group

ABP Food Group has announced two new managerial changes which will come into effect on April 1. Finbarr McDonnell will...

A 15-year journey – From Co. Monaghan to milking 480 cows in New Zealand

A 15-year journey – From Co. Monaghan to milking 480 cows in New Zealand

Hailing from Co. Monaghan, Olin Greenan is a shining example of what can be achieved in just 15 years of...

Prices mixed at latest Global Dairy Trade auction – Overall prices up 0.6%

Prices mixed at latest Global Dairy Trade auction – Overall prices up 0.6%

Product prices were mixed at the latest Global Dairy Trade Auction held in New Zealand, however the overall price of...

UK Prime Minister wants out of the EU single market

UK Prime Minister wants out of the EU single market

The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May announced that the UK plans to leave the European Union single market as part...

Factory weight limits remain in place for 2017

Factory weight limits remain in place for 2017

Farmers selling beef cattle this year will still have to face the prospect of factory price cuts on overweight carcasses....

Should ABS breaking be made compulsory on 40-60km/h tractors?

Should ABS breaking be made compulsory on 40-60km/h tractors?

The European Commission’s plan to make ABS systems obligatory for tractors between 40-60km/h must be shelved, according to CEMA, the...

North/South heifer price divide breaks the €120/head barrier

North/South heifer price divide breaks the €120/head barrier

The price difference between Irish and Northern Irish R3 heifers stood at 44c/kg during the week ending December 18, figures...

World grain production to reach record highs in 2016/2017

World grain production to reach record highs in 2016/2017

World grain production is expected to reach record highs of 2,084m tonne during the 2016/2017 harvesting year, according to the...