Contact details for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD)'s Mechanisation Advisor, and other useful links.

DARD's Mechanisation Adviser

Jim Breen
Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering & Technology
Greenmount Campus
45 Tirgracy Road
BT41 4PS

Telephone: 028 9442 6831


Useful links

Please note that the websites and links listed below are not necessarily endorsed by DARD or any of its affiliates.

LANTRA is a UK-wide organisation which concerns itself with the training and development of those working in the land-based sector:

IAgrE (Institution of Agricultural Engineers) is the professional body for engineers and others in agricultural and allied land-based industries:

HSENI (Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland) is the body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland:

BAGMA (British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association) is the trade association for independent machinery dealers in the UK:

FTMTA (Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association) is a representative body for machinery dealers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland:

International directory of contacts for agricultural equipment manufacturers:

Independent website detailing tractor specifications (past and present):

A selection of searchable websites with listings of used tractors, machinery and equipment for sale (in alphabetical order):

Independent web-based farm machinery discussion forum:

Useful publications (in alphabetical order):

Online listings and contact details for (selected) agricultural contractors in Northern Ireland:


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