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Curran Sawmills is at the top of the tree

12 Jul , 2019  

Galway-based Curran Sawmills (Gabriel Curran & Sons Sawmills Ltd) has been a leading supplier of processed timber products to the agricultural, construction, landscaping, domestic, energy and rail sectors since it was established in 1981 by Gabriel Curran. Adhering to the highest international standards, certified FSE renewable, CE certified and NSAI regulated with wood graded to […]

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John Deere partners with Continental to supply tyres for new 6 series tractors

10 Jul , 2019  

John Deere, the American world market leader, has approved 30 different sizes of Continental agricultural tyres to be fitted to its 6MC, 6RC, 6M and 6R mid-sized tractors. This decision follows a comprehensive audit of the Continental plant in the Portuguese town of Lousado, where the tyres are manufactured. The partnership agreement between the two […]

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Focusing on service

10 Jul , 2019  

DS Agricon Ltd has been providing its customers with the kind of efficient service which keeps them coming back again and again. Irish Tractor spoke to company owner Damian Shally to find out more about the County Galway-based outfit. Since 2005, Damian has been operating his own agricultural contracting business but his love for the […]

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A decade of excellent forestry services

3 Jul , 2019  

Brennan Forestry Machinery Ltd has been at the forefront of the forestry industry in the Connacht region for the past decade. Owner Robert Brennan detailed the services the company provides to its valued clients. Using state-of-the-art machinery, Brennan Forestry Machinery is a highly experienced timber harvesting company operating throughout Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Established by Robert […]

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Through the Chair with Patrick Kent

2 Jul , 2019  

Now in his sixth year and final year as President of the ICSA, Patrick Kent continues to fight the good fight for farmers the length and breadth of the country. The issue of low farming incomes remains top of his list of priorities. The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association emerged as a farming lobby […]

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Swedish welcome for Komatsu Irish Group

25 Jun , 2019  

SA team from Komatsu Forest distributor, McHale Plant Sales – accompanied by a number of Irish forestry customers – attended a recent Komatsu Days event held in the wooded surroundings of the company’s global headquarters and manufacturing base in Umeå, Northern Sweden. Highlight of their programme was the unveiling of the upgraded Komatsu Forest 2020 […]

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“It’s always quality first” at Hilltown Growers

24 Jun , 2019  

Based in Garristown, north Dublin, Hilltown Growers has become renowned for its excellent produce and is now one of the largest growers of swedes (turnips) in the land. Irish Tractor & Agri heard more from John Gormley, who is a second generation grower, about the company’s recent nomination at the Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer […]

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One of the most efficient farms in the country

21 Jun , 2019  

The Rodgers’ farm is located in north County Dublin and the family’s commitment to sustainability can’t be questioned. They run one of the most efficient farms in the country as evidenced by their achievement in making the shortlist in Bord Bia’s Origin Green Farmer Awards. The Origin Green Farmer Awards recognise and reward the exceptional […]

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Agriculture contributes to JCB’s loader production milestone

19 Jun , 2019  

JCB is celebrating 50 years of wheeled loading shovel manufacture – and 20 years since opening a multi-million pound UK factory dedicated to this product line – with production hitting record highs to meet growing demand for agricultural, earth-moving, quarrying, construction and waste management applications. Over the past five decades, the company’s award-winning loaders have […]

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Mona a worthy recipient of Women in Farming Award

19 Jun , 2019  

Beating off strong competition from 19 counties, Mona O’Donoghue-Concannon scooped the 2018 Women in Farming Award at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. We visited the busy, traditional family farm in Cortoon, Tuam and had a chat with the popular award winner, who also chairs West Women in Farming Ireland (WWFI) and serves on the Galway […]