Bales

Pit or bales: Which will be the cheaper option this year?

Pit or bales: Which will be the cheaper option this year?

A debate that takes place among farmers around this time of the year is the topic of making pit silage,...

May 22, 2022

Are you planning on transporting bales?

Are you planning on transporting bales?

During the summer months and into early autumn, farmers/contractors are busy making and transporting bales, whether they are silage, hay...

August 11, 2021

Public urged to secure loads following botched bales trip

Public urged to secure loads following botched bales trip

Farmers have been urged to ensure that they secure loads when transporting bales of hay, straw and silage following an...

August 3, 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

Gardaí pull over tractor for unsecured load of bales

Gardaí pull over tractor for unsecured load of bales

A tractor and trailer were pulled over by Gardaí at the weekend in Co. Kilkenny for an unsecured load of...

June 21, 2021

Video: Striking scenes of tumbling bales prompt Garda warning

Video: Striking scenes of tumbling bales prompt Garda warning

A video which has emerged on social media of a dangerous incident involving tumbling bales of straw has prompted a...

September 20, 2020

‘Wrap’ on the knuckles: Tractor driver stopped with unsecured load

‘Wrap’ on the knuckles: Tractor driver stopped with unsecured load

Tractor drivers hauling bales have been urged to always ensure that their loads are tightly secured after a driver hauling an...

May 18, 2020

Silage prices: Sellers holding firm on price with demand expected to increase

Silage prices: Sellers holding firm on price with demand expected to increase

As a result of the poor weather recently, many farmers are now looking at their fodder supplies and how far...

March 2, 2020

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

Bales burn in roadside lorry blaze on M1

Bales burn in roadside lorry blaze on M1

Members of the emergency services attended an incident where a lorry transporting a number of bales caught fire – engulfing...

July 31, 2019

90 slashed bales prompt criminal damage investigation

90 slashed bales prompt criminal damage investigation

Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage that occurred in a field in Co. Monaghan last week where a...

July 30, 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

Video: Off-balance bales send trailer teetering

Video: Off-balance bales send trailer teetering

A tractor and trailer transporting a quantity of bales recently encountered difficulty when the top-stacked fodder pushed off-balance to the...

July 15, 2019

Grass advice: Tips for making top-class baled silage

Grass advice: Tips for making top-class baled silage

Grass growth rates are climbing, average cover per cow is at an all time high and pre-grazing yields on many...

June 12, 2019

Tractor driver found to be using ‘incorrect straps’ while transporting bales

Tractor driver found to be using ‘incorrect straps’ while transporting bales

A tractor driver was found to be using “incorrect straps” while transporting bales in west Cork recently. At first glance,...

August 10, 2018

Bale theft: ‘Tractors come in and no one passes any remarks’

Bale theft: ‘Tractors come in and no one passes any remarks’

The issue of bales of fodder being stolen is becoming a growing concern in recent times, particularly for tillage farmers making...

August 9, 2018

Dont ‘skip bale’: Gardai warn drivers to secure loads

Dont ‘skip bale’: Gardai warn drivers to secure loads

Members of An Garda Siochana have warned farmers, contractors and any drivers transporting bales to ensure that their loads are...

July 20, 2018

Buying baled silage is a fool’s game

Buying baled silage is a fool’s game

The fodder crisis has brought into focus the absolute hit-and-miss nature of buying baled silage. It’s impossible to gauge the...

April 23, 2018