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Tipp man claims Dairy Farmer of the Year crown

15 May , 2019  

Patrick Brennan from Ballingarry, Roscrea came to national prominence on Thursday, November 1st when he was named as the 2018 Zurich Insurance Dairy Farmer of the Year. We travelled to the Premier County and met the modest Tipp man, who fronts a no-frills 400-acre dairy enterprise. It was a proud moment indeed for Ballingarry man […]

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Working debut for new John Deere forager at ScotGrass 2019

13 May , 2019  

John Deere’s new 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvester will be making its UK show working debut at ScotGrass 2019 in Dumfries in May. It will be demonstrated (on plot 13) alongside the company’s latest wrapping baler and 6R Series CommandPRO tractor. The 9000 Series combines new forage harvesting technology with several efficiency enhancing developments to […]

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DkIT Signs Multi Annual Partnership with ABP Food Group

13 May , 2019  

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has confirmed a new partnership agreement with one of Europe’s leading food processors, ABP Food Group (ABP). The agreement which will run for 3 years will include the development of a new DkIT talent upskilling pathway and increased research collaboration across the science, engineering and business disciplines. Building on their […]

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Italian sprayers make debut at Cereals 2019

13 May , 2019  

IMazzotti self-propelled sprayers will be making their UK show debut under the John Deere banner at Cereals 2019 in Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire in June. Visitors to the John Deere stand (631) will see a 175hp MAF 3580 3750-litre capacity model with 24m boom on static display alongside a 300hp MAF 6240 6600-litre capacity machine with […]

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Danso Machinery are a cut above the rest

13 May , 2019  

Established in May 2010, Danso Machinery Ltd is a family-run business serving the needs of the agriculture, horticulture, groundcare and domestic sectors. The Co. Wexford-based company supplies a range of products, including flail mowers, hedge cutters, grass toppers, ploughs, trailers, slurry tankers, ride-on mowers and log splitters, and is an agent for leading brands such […]

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A labour of love for O’Kelly’s Feed Mills and Piggery

3 May , 2019  

Quality feed and animal health are the key ingredients of O’Kelly’s Feed Mills and Piggery’s winning formula, according to Con O’Kelly junior. The O’Kelly’s pig business has been a permanent fixture on the Borris, County Carlow landscape for over a century. Today, Con O’Kelly junior is maintaining and building on a proud family tradition, running […]

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A Top Cat

2 May , 2019  

There was double delight for Hughes Farming Ltd at the Kilkenny Business Awards on Saturday, November 17 last when the dynamic crop and vegetable grower scooped the Agri Business of the Year and Overall Business of the Year Awards. Over 500 guests attended the Awards which were hosted by RTE personality Mary Kennedy and acknowledge […]

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Clive Pratt Garages’ stock keeps on rising

1 May , 2019  

Clive Pratt Garages in Co Cavan celebrated 30 years in business in 2018, so Irish Tractor & Agri felt it was time to learn all about a company which specialises in sourcing and supplying agricultural equipment from the man himself. Based in Cavan Town, Clive Pratt Garages has earned itself a reputation down through the […]

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ABP extends range with Chinese Internet giant JD.com

29 Apr , 2019  

ABP has confirmed that it will be extending its range of online beef products for Chinese consumers on the JD.com platform from 3 product lines to 10 product lines. The announcement was made during a visit of its Chinese Distribution partner Hopewise to ABP Clones. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. was […]

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Irish farmers are adding 15k to their bottom line by using mineral supplementation

29 Apr , 2019  

IMinerals have a huge importance in maintaining a healthy herd. Irish family run company, TERRA NutriTECH supply tailor-made mineral blends to suit individual herds. The automatic supplement improves calving, herd performance and fertility amongst many other benefits.      Farmers using this innovative mineral technology are adding on average 15k to their annual bottom line.      The benefits of using TERRA NutriTECH’s mineral supplement:  Fertility: using […]