TECHNOLOGY

Coveted tractor title up for grabs at Italian show

The 2015 Tractor of the Year will be named at the EIMA show in Bologna, Italy, in November.

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You have a text: moo is about to give birth

Farmers will be able to rest easier until their cows are calving, thanks to a new device invented by a Tubber, Co Offaly farmer.

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Silver medal for calf feeder

A simple calf feeding idea was enough to win a silver medal for innovation at the big EuroTier animal husbandry show in Germany. The show is in November, but the six gold medal and 15 silver medal winners for innovation have been named.

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‘Electrified’ maize silage is a useful pig feed

Silage maize could become a more valuable feed for pigs, thanks to the new PEF-System which has won a gold medal at for innovation the EuroTier trade fair in Germany for manufacturers Big Dutchman Pig Equipment GmbH.

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Innovation winners at EuroTier animal husbandry show in Germany

A simple calf feeding idea was enough to win a silver medal for innovation at the big EuroTier animal husbandry show in Germany.

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E-agriculture research collaboration launched

Precision technologies in pasture-based production will be developed in a new research initiative between Teagasc, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), and True North Mapping (TNM), a commercial Shannon-based company.

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Giving new life to water

The Irish-developed Vi-Aqua technology to provide water with electromagnetic energy has high-profile users such as the K Club Golf course, several English premiership football clubs and international stadia, including the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. Launched over a decade ago, it got early recognition from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Belgium to use satellites and drones to increase potato crop

A plan has been launched to use precision farming to boost potato growing in Belgium.

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Inventive and safe devices for the farm

The National Inventions Competition at this year’s Tullamore Show attracted great interest.

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How to storm your way pasta vermin

Close examination of the habits of rats and mice has led to BASF introducing the Pasta version of their top-selling rodenticide, Storm.

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