Bales

Unique purple bales raise £45,000 for children’s charity

Unique purple bales raise £45,000 for children’s charity

Carr’s Billington’s unique purple bales have this year, raised £45,000 for the children’s charity WellChild. For the past six years,...

October 12, 2021

Appeal for information after bales set alight in field

Appeal for information after bales set alight in field

An appeal has been made for information in relation to an incident where a number of hay bales were set...

July 26, 2021

3 injured as tractor spills bales outside English pub

3 injured as tractor spills bales outside English pub

A number of people were injured when a tractor towing a trailer of bales shed its load outside a pub...

August 29, 2019

Roadside trailer ‘bale’ out prompts policing pun contest

Roadside trailer ‘bale’ out prompts policing pun contest

An unfortunate driver of a tractor drawing a trailer of bales became the subject of a caption contest on social...

July 24, 2019

‘Bale Art’ competition sees Scottish young farmers get creative

‘Bale Art’ competition sees Scottish young farmers get creative

The annual Young Farmers’ bale art competition returns to fields across Scotland over the next week. With previous entries including...

September 30, 2018

Disease for design: A Kilkenny man and his ‘clever’ bale collecting trailer

Disease for design: A Kilkenny man and his ‘clever’ bale collecting trailer

“I suppose you could say I have a ‘disease for design’. It’s not uncommon that I would be in the...

November 2, 2017

Transporter with a twist: Square bales anyone?

Transporter with a twist: Square bales anyone?

An interesting new square bale collector, developed by Wilson Engineering, was launched at last week’s National Ploughing Championships. Called the...

September 28, 2017

10 steps to take in order to reduce damage to silage bales

10 steps to take in order to reduce damage to silage bales

Silage bales are an expensive commodity therefore protecting them should be a priority for farmers, according to Caitriona Mullin, North...

July 22, 2016

Pics: Graffiti artist transforms plain bales into amazing artwork

Pics: Graffiti artist transforms plain bales into amazing artwork

If you’ve been driving near Fivemiletown in Co. Tyrone recently, chances are you’ve spotted some rather interesting looking bales. Driving...

July 13, 2016

Now this is an impressive use of tractors and straw bales at the Tour de France!

Now this is an impressive use of tractors and straw bales at the Tour de France!

As the Tour de France rolled along last week some innovative farmers caught the attention of NBC Sports with their...

July 11, 2016

Here’s the official rules for transporting bales on the road

Here’s the official rules for transporting bales on the road

If a farmer or contractor is driving a tractor transporting bales on a trailer it is their responsibility to ensure...

May 31, 2016

Video: How not to go around a corner with a trailer of bales

Video: How not to go around a corner with a trailer of bales

This is what happens when you go around a corner too fast with a trailer load of bales. YouTube user 66201056...

January 19, 2016