technology

AgTech Ireland: A ‘thrashing machine’ would have been AgTech once

AgTech Ireland: A ‘thrashing machine’ would have been AgTech once

The relevance of AgTech in meeting climate targets within agriculture has been highlighted by chairman of AgTech Ireland and CEO...

June 22, 2022

New project aims to empower EU farmers with digital skills

New project aims to empower EU farmers with digital skills

A new EU-funded international project aims to empower farmers and agri-business owners with digital skills in their transition to innovative...

June 8, 2022

AGCO ransomware attack casts shadow over cybersecurity

AGCO ransomware attack casts shadow over cybersecurity

Last week AGCO released a rather short statement noting that it had suffered a ransomware attack on May 5, 2022,...

May 10, 2022

Drone technology to predict animal health and crop disease

Drone technology to predict animal health and crop disease

An Irish-based company is using drone technology to predict field and animal health, as well as increase farm safety through...

February 5, 2022

Dawn Meats and Dunbia sign agreement to minimise carcase waste

Dawn Meats and Dunbia sign agreement to minimise carcase waste

Agri-food tech company Elemental has signed its first licensing agreement with food processors Dawn Meats and Dunbia for its protein...

February 3, 2022

What exactly is Agriculture 4.0?

What exactly is Agriculture 4.0?

In its latest launch of new tractor models New Holland firmly committed itself to Agriculture 4.0, a term that has...

August 16, 2021

Expert advice: Keeping your farm and personal data safe

Expert advice: Keeping your farm and personal data safe

With computers and technology playing an increasingly important role in the everyday business of running a farm enterprise today, farmers...

August 4, 2021

Survey report: 80% of farmers use some form of ‘agtech’

Survey report: 80% of farmers use some form of ‘agtech’

80% of farmers who took part in a recent survey use some form of agricultural technology (“agtech”), ranging from pasture/herd...

June 1, 2021

Ifac: Over 70% of farmers in favour of buying and selling online post-Covid

Ifac: Over 70% of farmers in favour of buying and selling online post-Covid

Covid-19 has accelerated technology usage across the farming community – with over 70% of farmers in favour of buying and...

April 14, 2021

Cows tested with VR glasses to ‘improve mood’ of herd

Cows tested with VR glasses to ‘improve mood’ of herd

A prototype of virtual reality (VR) glasses was tested on dairy cows on a farm in Russia to improve cow...

November 27, 2019

Farmers called to voice their views at first ‘Smart Farming’ workshop

Farmers called to voice their views at first ‘Smart Farming’ workshop

An open invitation has been extended to farmers of all types for an upcoming workshop on ‘Smart Farming’ being held...

May 10, 2019

‘Old grading machines need to go into the recycling bin’

‘Old grading machines need to go into the recycling bin’

The current grading system at Irish meat plants has been described as “completely outdated” as they are unable to provide...

May 1, 2019

‘Cream of crop’ expected at Cork AgTech Convention

‘Cream of crop’ expected at Cork AgTech Convention

The upcoming Agtech Convention promises to bring the “cream of the crop” from the agricultural technology sector to the limelight....

February 26, 2019

‘IFA needs radical reform to remain relevant for future generations’ – Downey

‘IFA needs radical reform to remain relevant for future generations’ – Downey

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) must undergo “radical reform” if it is to remain relevant for future generations, former IFA...

October 5, 2018

Harper Adams harvest…with no drivers?

Harper Adams harvest…with no drivers?

The Hands Free Hectare team at Harper Adams has successfully harvested its second crop using its self-drive combine harvester and...

August 27, 2018

Aurivo farmers ‘lead mobile revolution’ with new milk app

Aurivo farmers ‘lead mobile revolution’ with new milk app

Information is now available at the drop of a hat for all Aurivo milk suppliers – both north and south...

June 21, 2018

Age Action’s Golden IT award-winner recalls farming youth

Age Action’s Golden IT award-winner recalls farming youth

85-year-old John Hayes from Co. Wexford is encouraging rural dwellers to enter this year’s open eir Silver Surfer awards run...

February 11, 2018

‘Automation could solve the agri-food industry’s labour shortage problems’

‘Automation could solve the agri-food industry’s labour shortage problems’

Robots that pick fruit, weeds, and even go out into the field and feed the cows could become a common...

October 26, 2017