Bales

So much for the prospect of an early spring

So much for the prospect of an early spring

The anticipation of an early spring has totally receded in most parts of the country, leaving many farmers with the...

March 24, 2018

Straw prices ranging from €10/bale up to €35/bale

Straw prices ranging from €10/bale up to €35/bale

It appears that the demand for straw has decreased and prices have dropped back in most parts of the country....

March 2, 2018

13 unsecured bales land tractor driver in hot water with the law

13 unsecured bales land tractor driver in hot water with the law

A tractor driver ran into a spot of bother with the law when the operator was pulled over by Gardai...

February 27, 2018

The final ‘straw’: Tractor carrying bales strikes bridge

The final ‘straw’: Tractor carrying bales strikes bridge

A tractor that was drawing a trailer loaded with bales of straw struck a bridge in Cahir, Co. Tipperary, recently....

February 5, 2018

Silage strikes €30/bale in many regions

Silage strikes €30/bale in many regions

€30/bale (4X4 bale) looks to be the standard price for silage in many parts of the country. However, as you...

February 1, 2018

Pics: Lucky escape for motorists as bales fall from lorry on motorway

Pics: Lucky escape for motorists as bales fall from lorry on motorway

Some motorists had a lucky escape on the M1 motorway at the weekend, as a number of large square bales...

January 29, 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

Pic: Traffic chaos as truck partially loses its load of bales

Pic: Traffic chaos as truck partially loses its load of bales

Traffic in New Ross has been delayed after one of the lanes on O’Hanrahan’s Bridge had to be closed, after...

July 25, 2017

Farm contractors support up to 10,000 rural jobs

Farm contractors support up to 10,000 rural jobs

Farm contractors operating in Ireland support up to 10,000 jobs in rural areas, the Chairman of the Association of Farm...

January 5, 2017

Pics: Haulier stopped for not having bales secured properly

Pics: Haulier stopped for not having bales secured properly

A haulier in Cork City was stopped by the Gardai over the weekend for travelling with a load of 28...

October 24, 2016

GLAS scheme not helping silage quality in parts of the country

GLAS scheme not helping silage quality in parts of the country

A significant proportion of the baled silage made in the north west this year is of very poor quality, according...

October 19, 2016

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

Gardai warn farmers drawing bales on the road

Gardai warn farmers drawing bales on the road

Gardai stopped a tractor and trailer that were transporting bales recently in Askeaton, Co. Limerick – for not having the...

July 12, 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