Sheep Ireland targets colleges
Sheep Ireland is targeting agricultural students in an effort to increase awareness of its €urostar rating index for rams.
Students from Clonakilty Agricultural College were the first to be visited by Sheep Ireland personnel but visits are planned to all agricultural colleges over the coming weeks.
"These young students will be the ones most likely to adopt new and exciting developments such as the €urostar [ratings] and indeed flock performance recording on their own farms," said ICBF chief executive Sean Coughlan.
Michelin site is on right track
Tyre manufacturer Michelin has created a dedicated website for farmers and agricultural contractors to consult when choosing tyres for tractors and machinery.
The site, www.michelin-agricultural-tyres.co.uk contains technical information on every size of tyre in the Michelin range, as well as advice on recommended pressure settings and load ratings.
An online tyre selection tool helps viewers choose the correct tyre from the Michelin range for tractors, combine harvesters, sprayers, trailers and other items of farm machinery.
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