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‘Contractors want technical, not calendar solutions’ in nitrates programme – FCI

‘Contractors want technical, not calendar solutions’ in nitrates programme – FCI

Farm and forestry contractors are “practical people”, and they will “drive solutions to the water quality challenge”, according to the...

September 15, 2021

Contractors call for realism from frenzied farmers amid hectic 2021

Contractors call for realism from frenzied farmers amid hectic 2021

Contractors have called for realism and a “bit of understanding” from some farmers amid a particularly hectic 2021, with skilled...

August 5, 2021

Silage pits – ‘Potentially dangerous’ heights putting workers at risk say HSA & FCI

Silage pits – ‘Potentially dangerous’ heights putting workers at risk say HSA & FCI

Recent reports of farmers requesting silage pits to be filled to excessive “and potentially dangerous heights” have spurred the Association...

June 9, 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

FCI calls for calm amid  ‘frenzy’ to catch up on first-cut silage

FCI calls for calm amid ‘frenzy’ to catch up on first-cut silage

With less than 10% of first-cut silage done so far this year, the chief executive of the Association of Farm...

May 30, 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

FCI: Contractor and farmer win hedge-cutting court case

FCI: Contractor and farmer win hedge-cutting court case

An agricultural contractor and a farmer won a court case that was taken against them by the National Parks and...

May 19, 2021

Agri contractors seek to instil safer work practice in farming

Agri contractors seek to instil safer work practice in farming

Irish agricultural contractors have begun a project which will seek to work safety practices across farms in this country –...

April 20, 2021

Contractors push for clarity on potential for hedge-cutting extension under Wildlife Act

Contractors push for clarity on potential for hedge-cutting extension under Wildlife Act

Contractors have called on the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage to allow for an extension to the hedge-cutting season under...

February 25, 2021

Table: Contractor association releases full 2021 ‘guide rates’

Table: Contractor association releases full 2021 ‘guide rates’

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has unveiled its ‘Contracting Charges Guide‘ for 2021. Revealed in...

February 9, 2021

FCI charges guide 2021: Contracting charges increase…but by how much?

FCI charges guide 2021: Contracting charges increase…but by how much?

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has published the FCI Contracting Charges Guide for 2021 –...

February 9, 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

Contractors seek baling compensation in proposed straw chopping scheme

Contractors seek baling compensation in proposed straw chopping scheme

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has called on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

January 28, 2021

Contractors call for 2001 ‘foot-and-mouth’ style regulations

Contractors call for 2001 ‘foot-and-mouth’ style regulations

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) is urging the government to introduce regulations similar to those...

January 17, 2021

Contractors: Safety at slurry needs to be top priority in 2021

Contractors: Safety at slurry needs to be top priority in 2021

All contractors have been called on by the Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) to ensure that...

January 7, 2021

Contractors ‘must be included’ in new forestry policy group

Contractors ‘must be included’ in new forestry policy group

Irish forest machinery contractors should have a voice at the table of the new forestry policy group that has been...

November 25, 2020