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

Contracting community support run for child with sight loss

Contracting community support run for child with sight loss

The contracting community is getting behind the family of a young Cavan child affected by sight loss which has organised...

March 26, 2022

Full-throttle females driving it on in agri-contracting world

Full-throttle females driving it on in agri-contracting world

When some of the lads at school used to say that she wouldn’t be able to get a job driving...

August 2, 2021

‘Experience of a lifetime’: Irish drivers wanted for combine crew…based in US

‘Experience of a lifetime’: Irish drivers wanted for combine crew…based in US

Young farmers and drivers are being encouraged to apply for “the experience of a lifetime” – to link up with...

February 12, 2020

Video: Contractors constantly ‘struggling to find and hold on to drivers’

Video: Contractors constantly ‘struggling to find and hold on to drivers’

Agricultural contractors are finding it increasingly difficult to find and hold on to skilled drivers for their contracting businesses. On...

July 9, 2019

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

Farm contractors should have access to bespoke grants

Farm contractors should have access to bespoke grants

Farmers undercutting full-time contractors – using machinery procured with the support of grant aid – is the height of folly....

February 4, 2018

Contractors really need to sort their sector out

Contractors really need to sort their sector out

It turns out that contractors are now being actively pursued to sort out debt on kit that was purchased over...

September 9, 2017

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

Contractors face labour shortages ahead of silage harvest – FCI

Contractors face labour shortages ahead of silage harvest – FCI

“Farm contractors across the country are facing significant challenges with regard to labour availability and managing labour costs. “This is...

May 4, 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: Silage addiction draws one young Irish man to Australia and back

Video: Silage addiction draws one young Irish man to Australia and back

An addiction to contracting and the silage season has drawn Irish man Niall Donohue to Australia and back in the...

February 12, 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