Contractors

Contractors ‘remain bitter over Carbon Tax inequity’ in budget

Contractors ‘remain bitter over Carbon Tax inequity’ in budget

Contractors are “bitterly disappointed” that Budget 2022 – which was announced yesterday (Tuesday, October 12) – did not allow for...

October 13, 2021

Contractors fear 50c/L increase in green diesel in Budget 2022

Contractors fear 50c/L increase in green diesel in Budget 2022

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) is concerned at a potential 50c/L increase in the cost...

October 7, 2021

Meitheal: Farmers urged to ‘ease off’ on contractors under silage pressure

Meitheal: Farmers urged to ‘ease off’ on contractors under silage pressure

Farmers are being called on to show “meitheal” and ease off on silage contractors who are under significant pressure to...

June 2, 2021

Contractors: Key daily tractor checks for silage season

Contractors: Key daily tractor checks for silage season

Agricultural contractors should ensure they conduct “simple daily checks” on their tractors and machinery before hitting the roads for a...

May 31, 2021

Contractors to sack tractor drivers using phones while driving

Contractors to sack tractor drivers using phones while driving

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) is calling on its members to enforce a zero-tolerance approach...

May 28, 2021

Contractors urge cyclists to consider 6 road safety risks

Contractors urge cyclists to consider 6 road safety risks

Agricultural contractors have been in touch with the governing body of cycling in Ireland to discuss the safety of cyclists...

May 20, 2021

Contractors call for extension of hedge maintenance period

Contractors call for extension of hedge maintenance period

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is being called on to extend the current open period for the...

February 5, 2021

Farmers urged to roll their silage ground ‘to minimise [contractor] machine risk’

Farmers urged to roll their silage ground ‘to minimise [contractor] machine risk’

Livestock farmers have been urged to roll their silage ground “as soon as conditions allow” by contractor representative organisation the...

April 1, 2020

Agri contractors set to be hit with carbon tax rise on green diesel

Agri contractors set to be hit with carbon tax rise on green diesel

With additional reporting by Claire Mc Cormack Agricultural contractors are set to be hit with a carbon tax increase on...

October 9, 2019

‘Contractor charges will rise due to budget carbon tax hike’ – TD warns

‘Contractor charges will rise due to budget carbon tax hike’ – TD warns

As the unveiling of the Government’s Budget 2020 edges closer, rural opposition to its looming carbon tax increase on diesel...

October 7, 2019

AgriLand pays a visit to SlurryKat…and Cairns Contracting

AgriLand pays a visit to SlurryKat…and Cairns Contracting

With the contracting activities providing a “test-bed” for newly developed machines, find out more here.

September 5, 2019

Contractors call for extensions to slurry and fertiliser spreading dates

Contractors call for extensions to slurry and fertiliser spreading dates

Agricultural contractors are calling for the deadline dates for the spreading of both chemical fertiliser and slurry to be extended....

August 1, 2018

‘Rare’ third cuts set to become more common

‘Rare’ third cuts set to become more common

Third cuts of silage are a rare sight in Co. Cavan, but some farmers will have to push hard for...

July 19, 2018

‘Dry spell hasn’t done farmers or contractors any favours’

‘Dry spell hasn’t done farmers or contractors any favours’

The prolonged dry spell experienced in recent weeks “hasn’t done the farming community any favours”, according to Maurice Gannon –...

July 19, 2018

FCI to stage ‘monster’ charity BBQ

FCI to stage ‘monster’ charity BBQ

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) will stage its annual monster charity barbecue and auction on...

July 4, 2018

‘Contractors are nearly begging people to go work for them’

‘Contractors are nearly begging people to go work for them’

Conditions may be ideal for grass cutting across the country, yet contractors are seriously struggling to find tractor drivers to...

May 30, 2018

Contractors were the unsung heroes of the ‘big freeze’

Contractors were the unsung heroes of the ‘big freeze’

Hats off to all those farm contractors who did a truly heroic job in helping to keep Ireland’s rural road...

March 17, 2018

Farmers ‘will not be held liable’ for clearing public roads

Farmers ‘will not be held liable’ for clearing public roads

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that farmers who remove snow-related hazards on public...

March 3, 2018