Today at work

Farmer Roy

Arable Farmer
For various reasons, gone old school for this planting & not using my disc planter.
Resurrected the modified Trashworker.

John Shearer Trashworker. Back in the day, when we using tillage ( the stamp says made in 1981 ), these were everywhere. 2” chisel points for primary cultivation after harvest, then wide sweep points for secondary cultivation & weed kill.
A lot were turned into basic zero till planters in the 90’s, as people already had them, they were strong with reasonable trash clearance & it didn’t cost much to do. They had their limitations ( trash clearance & precise depth control being the biggest issues ), but can still do a good job in the right conditions.
Just a matter of unbolting the points & putting sweeps back on & its original . . .

Is Red tractor detrimental to your mental health?

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...