Yara want to move to 750 kg bags

Rob Holmes



Mixed Farmer
If the bags are wider they won’t fit 3 across the wagon. If they’re taller, especially urea, they will be too tall to lift with forks under a curtain sider roof.

Are they moving to a bag size that will only fit 2 across the wagon bed, or will it only be be for products other than urea?

Presumably it would have to be taller bags. If they were a wider, so you could only fit 2 across the bed, they also couldn't fit as many rows down the bed, let alone the extra 4 rows (?) they'd need to compensate for the lack of width. They'd end up running round with lorries underweight, increasing haulage costs.

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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...