Contracting

NAAC publishes survey of agricultural contracting prices

NAAC publishes survey of agricultural contracting prices

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) in the UK has released its latest survey of contracting prices. Not surprisingly,...

May 23, 2022

Survey results: 25% of people see contracting as a route into agriculture

Survey results: 25% of people see contracting as a route into agriculture

For a quarter of respondents (25%) to a survey conducted by a rural insurance company, they said the reason for...

September 22, 2020

Filming underway for DVD inspired by women in agriculture

Filming underway for DVD inspired by women in agriculture

This week filming got underway for a DVD that will be inspired by women in agriculture, with the first images...

May 25, 2018

Silage extravaganza: 50 pics showing an army of harvesters in action

Silage extravaganza: 50 pics showing an army of harvesters in action

A major silage harvesting display was hosted under clear, sunny skies yesterday (Sunday, July 23) at Lismore Castle Farm, Co. Waterford....

July 24, 2017

Fleet profile: Galway contractor reveals his machinery ‘highs’ and ‘lows’

Fleet profile: Galway contractor reveals his machinery ‘highs’ and ‘lows’

Maurice Gannon runs a busy farming and contracting operation at his base – close to Creggs on the Galway/Roscommon border. His tillage...

July 19, 2017

Fleet profile: Wexford contractor reveals his machinery ‘hits’ and ‘misses’

Fleet profile: Wexford contractor reveals his machinery ‘hits’ and ‘misses’

Ciaran Creane and his father Kevin run a busy tillage and contracting enterprise near Fethard-on-Sea, New Ross in Co. Wexford....

July 7, 2017

Fleet profile: Roscommon contractor reveals his machinery ‘highs’ and ‘lows’

Fleet profile: Roscommon contractor reveals his machinery ‘highs’ and ‘lows’

Noel and David Neilan run a busy contracting operation at Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon, whilst also running a drystock farm. The...

June 28, 2017

Video: ‘Black beauty’ Fendt fleet is a familiar sight in the north-west

Video: ‘Black beauty’ Fendt fleet is a familiar sight in the north-west

Agricultural contracting businesses can sometimes happen by ‘accident’, when farmers progressively expand and employ their own machinery to do the...

May 3, 2017

Fraudster scams €1,000s from victims hoping to work in New Zealand

Fraudster scams €1,000s from victims hoping to work in New Zealand

A fraudster scammed €1,000s from his victims who were hoping to work for agricultural contractors in New Zealand, listeners to RTE’s...

March 16, 2017

Video: Great footage of silage 2016 from mowing to packing the pit

Video: Great footage of silage 2016 from mowing to packing the pit

Silage season began in earnest over the weekend, with farmers taking advantage of the fine weather to bring tractors, mowers...

May 16, 2016

76% of farmers started driving tractors before leaving primary school

76% of farmers started driving tractors before leaving primary school

Some 76% of farmers drove a tractor for the first time before they were 12 years old, according to an...

July 14, 2015

Silage contracting fees in the range €110 to €140 per acre

Silage contracting fees in the range €110 to €140 per acre

Silage contracting rates will in the range €110/ac to €140/ac for 2015, according to Co. Meath contractor Peter Farrelly. “These...

May 30, 2015

‘If contractors paid €9/hour they’d have no problem getting workers’

‘If contractors paid €9/hour they’d have no problem getting workers’

Following a huge reaction to a recent Agriland article in relation to contractors’ difficulties securing staff for the busy summer season...

March 26, 2015