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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Farm film recycling: What centres will operate in September?

The Irish Farm Film Producers Group CLG (IFFPG) has released details of its September 2022 farm plastics (silage wrap) recycling bring centres.

According to the group, you can recycle silage wrap for €35 per ½ tonne, once you provide a label code and proof of your purchase (sales docket/invoice).

Farmers must also ask their supplier for the IFFPG label code number.

In addition to silage wrap, farmers can also recycle netting and twine for €5 per ½-tonne bag, or bulk fertiliser/meal bags (remover liners), small fertiliser/meal bags (including bulk liners) and drums (ensure you triple rinse) for €10 per ½-tonne bag.

In this article, we provide dates and locations for centres across Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Monaghan, Sligo and Waterford.

According to the group, the centres will generally operate from 9 am-5 pm.

IFFPG bring centres 

County Location  Date:
Cavan Dowra Mart 1st
Ballyconnell Huggins Pit 2nd
Cootehill Mart 3rd
Ballyjamesduff Mart 10th
Cork Killeagh, Walshs Sand & Gravel, Finisk (P36YX31) 19th
Donegal Newtowncunningham, Clonleigh Co-op 21st
Buncrana, Inishowen Co-op (Hrs 8.30-4.30pm) 23rd
Carndonagh, Inishowen Co-op (Hrs 8-3pm) 24th
Milford Mart 29th
Monaghan Clontibret, Renaghans Bar Car Park 6th
Threemilehouse GAA 8th
Clones Mart 9th
Glaslough, McNallys Quarry 12th
Ballybay Mart 13th
Broomfield Agri, Castleblayney 15th
Carrickmacross, Old Stoneware Plant, Magheracloone 17th
Sligo Gouldscross, Tipperary Co-op 1st
Laffinsbridge, Gleesons Quarries 2nd
Mullinahone, Bretts Yard, Ballyvadlea (E41EW64) 5th
Rosegreen, Tipperary Race Way 6th
Cahir Mart 8th/9th
Monard, Gortdrum Mines 13/14th Sept
Waterford Kinsalebeg, James Leahy Quarry, Glistinane 21st
Lismore, James Leahy Quarry, Kilahalla (P51KH9C) 23rd
Gaultier Glanbia (Hrs 9-4.30pm)  26th
Newtown, Walsh’s Yard (Beside Newtown Ballydurn GAA) 28th
Dungarvan Mart  30th

 

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In other news, RKW Agri has launched its Polydress® FarmGuard, a “next-generation” e7 silage barrier film.

According to the company, the film offers a “significantly improved” oxygen barrier to protect silage and easier handling.

There is “no longer a need for vacuum film”, saving farmers time, effort, and material and reducing waste.

Read more on this article.

BaleSlice

Meanwhile, Hustler’s latest release, the 450kg BaleSlice, allows farmers to quickly and easily split up their silage, hay and straw bales without leaving the tractor cab.

The firm’s new product allows tractor operators to “achieve more every day by speeding up feeding operations with the strength of a durable design”.

A company spokesperson claims that the BaleSlice – which you can use for round or square bales – can also save time and result in cleaner farm film removal.

Read more on this.

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