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Brady Agri won’t be beaten

17 Apr , 2019  

Brady Agri Contractors Ltd is a leading Co. Galway-based farm contracting firm specialising in round baling, pit silage, reseeding, slurry and muck spreading, lime spreading, hedge cutting, mulching, land drainage and reclamation, groundworks, plant hire, and turf cutting.

Operating from Castledaly, Peterswell in south Co. Galway, the origin of this family-run business dates back over 30 years when pit silage harvesting was carried out with an outfit that centred around a tractor and double chop harvester.

The business has come a long way since then, now providing a top class agricultural contracting and plant hire service. We provide a complete service and have many long-term customers within a 25km radius of Castledaly.

Continuing to go from strength to strength, Brady Agri Contractors Ltd has an array of machinery to carry out your work quickly and efficiently, providing you with value-for-money and an alternative to investing in your own expensive equipment. The company’s success is down to the knowledge, skill and expertise of its staff as well as the quality of its machinery. The Brady family deliver the value and quality farmers expect from their agricultural contracting partner.

Their five-strong fleet of tractors comprise three Case IH and two John Deere. They run two Case CS150s and a Puma 180. The John Deeres are a 6820 and a 6620. In addition, the Brady’s operate a CLAAS self-propelled forage harvester, a Volvo L70 loading shovel, two McHale Fusion round balers, a McHale standard round baler, front and side Samasz mowers, a Kverneland mower and rake, a Conor wrapper, two 2,500-gallon Conor slurry tankers (one with dribble bar), a NC slurry agitator, Rolland Rear Discharge Muck Spreader, a Ruscon Lime Spreader, a Kverneland four-furrow reversible plough, a Kuhn power harrow with air seeder, Mandam & Metalfach disc harrows, a McConnel hedge-cutter, two dump trailers, two 13 ton Hitachi  track machines (one with an Arbocut flail head and an Arbocut circular saw), one 50 ton track machine, a self-propelled turf hopper and a Volvo  dump truck

“The silage season entails approximately 1,200 acres of pit silage and 17,000 bales,” Colm Brady explains.

“We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and machinery. Our range of services are such that we’re busy 12 months of the year.”

All machines are maintained regularly in the Brady’s fully equipped workshop to minimise breakdowns and downtime. They also enjoy an excellent relationship with P&D Agri Services Ltd Kilkerrin, Paraic Dwyer Agri & Auto Parts Kilconnell, Murphy Agri Machinery Headford, DH Farm Machinery Gort, Mitchell Machine Spares Loughrea and Whelan’s Garage Loughrea.

There is no such thing as a quiet time for this highly-regarded contractor who puts in long hours during the silage season to keep their clients happy. “Things can get really busy in the summer, especially when a spell of fine weather comes along. Everyone is looking to make hay while the sun shines, as the saying goes. We put our shoulder to the wheel to ensure all of our customers are catered for.”

Brady Agri Contractors Ltd is a member of the FCI (Farm/Forestry Contractors Ireland). Run by contractors for contractors, the FCI’s objectives are to represent agricultural contractors at the highest level with politicians and the Department of Agriculture in Ireland and Europe; to promote good contractor / farm relationships; to promote the benefits of a good agricultural contracting service; to provide members with knowledge and courses to help them run their businesses; to provide a good working relationship between contractors.

The company retains long-time customers and attracts new ones by offering a professional, fully insured, punctual, reliable, clean and economical service.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued customers and suppliers for their continued support. We’re always at the end of the phone for them. We’re committed to looking after their agricultural contracting and plant hire needs and look forward to providing them with the same great service for many more years to come,” Colm concludes.

Brady Agri Contractors Ltd

Castledaly, Peterswell, Co. Galway.

Telephone: 086 8626888 / Email: [email protected]

Taken from Irish Tractor & Agri magazine Vol 6 No 8, December 2018/January 2019

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