Tillage focus

Tillage focus: Growing seed and selling feed on a Co. Tipperary farm

Tillage focus: Growing seed and selling feed on a Co. Tipperary farm

This young Tipperary man is broadening his rotation. This season he has added seed oilseed rape to the fold. Gavin...

March 31, 2018

Tillage focus: Why this Carlow farmer is going back to the plough

Tillage focus: Why this Carlow farmer is going back to the plough

George Byrne farms in Bennekerry, Co. Carlow. Having moved away from min-till a few years ago he was looking at...

March 26, 2018

Tillage focus: Fertiliser out and ploughing well underway in Tipperary

Tillage focus: Fertiliser out and ploughing well underway in Tipperary

Thomas Lonergan is in a minority group; he’s a young tillage farmer. Having studied at Kildalton College, he came home...

March 19, 2018

Tillage focus: Boortmalt looking for 50,000t of malting barley

Tillage focus: Boortmalt looking for 50,000t of malting barley

Boortmalt plans to expand its intake of malting barley from 125,000t to 175,000t by 2019. This extra barley will be...

March 15, 2018

Tillage focus: Lots of work to be done as weather picks up

Tillage focus: Lots of work to be done as weather picks up

Bobby Miller farms just outside Stradbally in Co. Laois. He is well-known as the chairperson of the Irish Grain Growers...

March 13, 2018

Tillage focus: ‘We can’t take any more cuts’

Tillage focus: ‘We can’t take any more cuts’

Mark Browne is a tillage farmer from just outside Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. He farms with his brother Garrett and tillage...

February 26, 2018

Tillage focus: Balancing cereal and milk production perfectly in Co. Wexford

Tillage focus: Balancing cereal and milk production perfectly in Co. Wexford

Joe Doyle isn’t your average tillage farmer; he installed a robot on his farm in 2014. The land on Joe’s...

February 23, 2018

Tillage focus: Farming after your tractor has been stolen

Tillage focus: Farming after your tractor has been stolen

Rock Farm Feeds was established in 1980, when Sean Doyle started selling rolled barley from his farm in the Rock,...

January 23, 2018

Tillage focus: New pellet mill for 180,000t of Irish grain

Tillage focus: New pellet mill for 180,000t of Irish grain

The new pelleting mill at Quinns of Baltinglass is a sign of the confidence that the merchant has in Irish...

December 23, 2017

Tillage focus: Sowing winter wheat beside the M50

Tillage focus: Sowing winter wheat beside the M50

“The hardest machine to move in city traffic is the combine. The balers are big enough as well. They can...

November 2, 2017