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“It’s my job to maximise grass and milk”

18 Jan , 2019  

As farm manager of Clongowes Wood College’s dairy farm, John Trant is in charge of a 350 strong herd on 410 acres outside Clane, Co Kildare. Irish Tractor & Agri caught up with him to find out more about the operation. Clongowes Wood College has a long and rich history since its inception in 1814 […]

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Gortatlea Mart goes from strength to strength

15 Jan , 2019  

Gortatlea Mart in Co. Kerry is unique in that it’s privately-owned and isn’t located in or on the outskirts of a town. Committed to providing buyers and sellers with a fair platform, the popular country mart has experienced phenomenal growth since it was taken over by Maurice Brosnan in 2015 and is now selling in […]

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Safety first for Sean Whelan Livestock

14 Jan , 2019  

The transportation of cattle, sheep and pigs has changed considerably over the years with livestock hauliers having to adhere to a number of rules and regulations in order to ensure the safety of their cargo. There are livestock hauliers out there who have been involved in this line of work for generations now and for […]

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Building for the future

11 Jan , 2019  

Tommy Guing Construction Ltd specialises mainly in the agricultural building sector, but their reputation for providing an excellent service through quality workmanship has saw them expand into other areas. Not only are they are dedicated to the agricultural industry but another sector that they have become more involved in is the equine industry. A family […]

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Tuam Mart’s stock continues to rise

10 Jan , 2019  

With top quality stock regularly on offer and exceptional prices paid only, Tuam Co-Operative Livestock Mart continues to prosper. Irish Tractor & Agri caught up with long-serving manager Marion Devane to find out what a typical working week looks like. When Marion Devane first walked through the doors of Tuam Co-Operative Livestock Mart to start […]

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The price is right with spruce foresight

9 Jan , 2019  

During the course of four decades of sterling service to Coillte, Mick Power has provided invaluable assistance to the countless Irish farmers and landowners who are growing private plantations nationwide. We touched base with the amiable Kilkenny man to find out more. At the 2018 RDS Spring Agriculture & Forestry Awards, Andrew O’Carroll from Kilkenny […]

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GP Pigs: into the future

8 Jan , 2019  

The number of pig farmers in Ireland has dwindled considerably over the years and it is now believed that there are only 280 pig farmers operating here. The main reason for this is the volatility of the market and how uncertain pig prices can be. Last year, was a better year than normal price wise, […]

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A rewarding education experience for students

7 Jan , 2019  

The working farm at Gurteen College provides students with the opportunity to hone their practical skills in modern farming practices under the supervision of experienced Farm Manager Ken Flynn. A leading provider of Agricultural Education, Gurteen College is centrally located just off the N52, 12km from Birr, Co Offaly, and 25km from Nenagh, Co Tipperary. The […]

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John Green’s vision bears fruit

20 Dec , 2018  

Greens Berry Farm in Gorey, County Wexford is a fruitful family enterprise that has been synonymous with quality growth for the past two decades. We travelled to the sunny south east and met up with the personable founder to get an insight into this remarkable success story. NSAI and Bord Bia approved since 1996 and […]

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Grown with passion … delivered with commitment

19 Dec , 2018  

Slaney Farms Produce Ltd is a grower and producer of superior Wexford potatoes. Based just outside Enniscorthy, the family-run business is constantly adapting to changing market demands and recently launched its own potato-based gin brand, Jackford Irish Potato Gin. Nationally recognised as a supplier of high-quality potatoes to retail multiples such as Tesco, Super Valu […]