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Will this unconventional slurry spreading system escape proposed splash-plate ban?

Will this unconventional slurry spreading system escape proposed splash-plate ban?

At the moment, there is a growing fear among farmers that steps could be taken to ban traditional splash-plate slurry...

June 22, 2017

What is the going price for slurry spreading?

What is the going price for slurry spreading?

There is a wide range of prices currently being quoted by agricultural contractors around the country to get slurry spread. Quotes...

May 23, 2017

Pics: Dark ‘Kat’ spotted on the prowl in the south-east

Pics: Dark ‘Kat’ spotted on the prowl in the south-east

Waterford-based agricultural contractor Patsy Nugent has taken delivery of a new flagship 2500-gallon SlurryKat tanker, complete with a 9m dribble...

May 22, 2017

Video: Vredo creates ‘world’s most powerful’ slurry rig

Video: Vredo creates ‘world’s most powerful’ slurry rig

Dutch machinery manufacturer Vredo has developed what it says is the world’s largest and most powerful self-propelled slurry machine – the...

April 27, 2017

Video: 3-wheeled, self-propelled slurry tanker is now a familiar sight in Co. Galway

Video: 3-wheeled, self-propelled slurry tanker is now a familiar sight in Co. Galway

A familiar sight around Bullaun near Loughrea, Co. Galway is Doyle Agri’s Hydro-Trike – a 3-wheeled self-propelled slurry tanker, complete with an...

March 21, 2017

Word ‘spreads’ about Moscha’s slurry Swivel Spout

Word ‘spreads’ about Moscha’s slurry Swivel Spout

Castleagri is owned by Dermot Tobin, who has been a farmer in Ireland for the past 30 years. He is...

February 16, 2017

Two calves die and another survives after falling into slurry tank

Two calves die and another survives after falling into slurry tank

Two calves have died after they fell into a slurry tank at a farm in Carrickmore, Pomeroy, Co.Tyrone on Tuesday...

February 10, 2017

‘Fertiliser application in January is not a one size fits all decision’

‘Fertiliser application in January is not a one size fits all decision’

There has been plenty of discussion around fertiliser application in January and it is not a once size fits all...

January 31, 2017

Video: Slurry equipment a big hit at Fintona machinery show

Video: Slurry equipment a big hit at Fintona machinery show

The need to make better use of slurry was a key driver for many of the farmers and contractors attending this...

January 26, 2017

Mastek ‘reels’ in punters with giant umbilical system

Mastek ‘reels’ in punters with giant umbilical system

Mastek, based in Cootehill, Co. Cavan, showcased its latest Mega Reeler at last week’s LAMMA show. It can hold up to...

January 23, 2017

Contractors busy spreading slurry as tanks reach storage capacity

Contractors busy spreading slurry as tanks reach storage capacity

Contractors around the country have been busy spreading slurry since the deadline lifted, just as some tanks were reaching capacity....

January 23, 2017

Farmer in the North fined for polluting waterway causing serious fish kill

Farmer in the North fined for polluting waterway causing serious fish kill

A farmer in Northern Ireland has been fined £650 (€750) and a £15 (€17) offender levy for causing polluting discharge to...

January 12, 2017

Do you know the biggest risk farmers take when working with slurry?

Do you know the biggest risk farmers take when working with slurry?

Not removing livestock from a slatted shed prior to agitating is the biggest risk taken by farmers when working with...

January 12, 2017

Top tips to keep your slurry tanker in perfect working order

Top tips to keep your slurry tanker in perfect working order

A slurry tanks workload is going to increase significantly in the coming weeks, meaning these machines are going to have...

January 11, 2017

Video: Could this alternative PTO system make slurry spreading safer?

Video: Could this alternative PTO system make slurry spreading safer?

Brothers Noel and Ger Hickey from Co. Waterford have created an alternative drive system for vacuum-type slurry tankers rather than...

January 7, 2017

Scientists develop system to remove phosphorus from slurry

Scientists develop system to remove phosphorus from slurry

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a mobile system for removing phosphorus from cattle and, potentially, pig...

December 29, 2016

Farmer dies in slurry-related accident

Farmer dies in slurry-related accident

A farmer has died after he was involved in an accident involving slurry on his farm in Co. Tyrone. The...

October 16, 2016

Five cattle die and farmer lucky to be alive after slurry incident on farm

Five cattle die and farmer lucky to be alive after slurry incident on farm

Three cows and two calves have died on a farm in Northern Ireland and a farmer is lucky to be...

October 14, 2016