At the Livestock Event: Michael Eavis, centre, and his farm managers, Pam and Richard Taylor, accepting the National Milk Records/Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers' Gold Cup.

Energy crop demand is an opening for Irish firms

Strong demand for energy crops, such as forage maize and straw, is pricing livestock farmers in Britain out of the market.

The award-winning Deutz-Fahr 7 series.

Tractor wins prestigious design award

Researchers predict 20,000 hectares of quinoa will be cultivated in Europe within five years.


Wrapper strikes silver at Scottish awards

Irish manufacturers McHale have picked up yet another award for their Fusion 3 Plus baler and its film on film application of film to the barrel of the bale in the bale chamber, before wrapping.


Austrian firm gets solid start in slurry extraction

Austrian separator maker Bauer says more than 50 of its units are used in the UK to extract solids from livestock slurry.

New meat packaging and processing technologies will help European companies take advantage of significant market opportunities in China.

Packaging gives new life to meat export markets

New packaging and processing technologies are extending the shelf life of fresh and processed meat, and can facilitate expanded geographical sales coverage, according to a new report from Rabobank.

Site manager David Hickey watches unloading of biomass to be used to generate heat and power at the Aurivo dairy co-op plant in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. There's a long way to go to make full use of biomass, says Dutch expert Harry Bitter.

Wait to fully exploit biomass

Full exploitation of biomass produced on the land is some way off, says a top European expert.

Happy Father & Daughter Sam Sine MD of Samco with his Daughter Stephanie after their product win in New Zealand

Irish innovation gets the thumbs up down under

New Zealanders have discovered the Samco maize growing system from Ireland, and bestowed one of their top awards for innovation on it.


Meter a great stride for measuring grass

For farmers who find grass measurement methods slow, cumbersome, and complicated, the GrassOmeter is now available.


Rumen modifiers fail to cut cattle methane

Rumen modifiers have had very little success in terms of sustained methane reduction, without compromising milk production, according to researchers looking at how to help dairy farmers become more sustainable by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


Second top award for double clutch technology

Another prestigious agricultural engineering award has gone to the John Deere DirectDrive transmission.