Takes me back to early 80's when I took a relief job ploughing in Hertfordshire .
Drove into the yard on my first day and there was a Ford TW25 in the yard with a 5 furrow plough on .
I had never seen a tractor so big and certainly didn't get them over this part of the country back then .
Round here if you had a 4 furrow plough you were rare !
First field I ploughed was bigger than our farm !
Our neighbour won a MF 699 tractor in 1980 (I think)in a FW competition and I remember him saying to dad "it's one thing having a huge tractor like this but I've got nothing big enough to go behind it!"
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.
Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).
Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...