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‘Keeping an Eye on your Plantation’

15 Nov , 2019  

Set-up in 2002, Kestrel Forestry Consultants is one of Ireland’s leading forest consultancy firms. Irish Tractor & Agri learned all about the success Wexford-based business from its owner and founder Sean Lenihan. Business is booming right now at Kestrel Forestry Consultants down in Model County and the plan for Sean Lenihan is to keep things […]

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Gartross Farm – a progressive dairy and poultry enterprise

14 Nov , 2019  

The Culbertson family of Gartross Farm, Co Down are continuously looking at innovative ways to enhance the sustainability of their dairy farm. Gareth Culbertson, who runs the family enterprise with his father John, took time out of his busy schedule to highlight the progressive steps they have taken in recent times. Gareth Culbertson of Gartross […]

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John Cummins Tyres Ltd marks 20 years

8 Nov , 2019  

Celebrating 20 years in business, John Cummins Tyres Ltd in Co Kilkenny continues to provide its clients with an unbeatable tyre service. Irish Tractor & Agri caught up with the man behind it all to learn more. Since ‘Day One’, service and quality have been what John Cummins Tyres Ltd is all about. Operating from […]

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A service rendered

6 Nov , 2019  

For almost 40 years now, Maloney & Matthews Animal Collection Ltd have provided a service that sees them collect fallen animals and bring them for rendering. Over the decades, the company managing directors Vincent Maloney and Jim Matthews have always placed a great emphasis on providing an efficient and loyal service to their customer base […]

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The Valtra man

4 Nov , 2019  

Well-known agri contractor Maurice Gannon runs one of the most impressive fleet of Valtra tractors in the country near the village of Creggs, which straddles the Galway-Roscommon border. Maurice has been a Valtra man since 1999 when he purchased his first (then Valmet), which was a 140hp 8450 model. Fast forward 20 years and he’s […]

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A new dawn for Tateetra & Rathmore Farms

24 Oct , 2019  

One of Ireland’s largest suckler cow herds has undergone a complete revamp. We spoke to John Kingham, manager of the Tateetra & Rathmore Farms in Co. Louth, about his ambitions for the farm and his plans to bring suckler farming back into vogue. If recent Department of Agriculture figures are anything to go by, suckler […]

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Excellence in agri contracting for 40 years

23 Oct , 2019  

The Gardiner family in Bruff, Co. Limerick has been synonymous with agri contracting for 40 years. The second-generation family business, which also provides a coal and solid fuel delivery service in the area, continues to go from strength to strength under the direction of father-and-son Eddie and Ian Gardiner. Eddie & Ian Gardiner Agri Contractors, […]

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Twenty years of engineering excellence for Hood

18 Oct , 2019  

Celebrating 20 years in business and one year in its new premises in the centre of Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone, Hood Engineering & Agri Parts manufactures a wide range of feed equipment and farm implements, and also stocks a large selection of tractor and machinery parts, including hydraulic fittings, bearings, nuts, belts, PTO shafts, oil and […]

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A better way to spray

16 Oct , 2019  

Gary Wickham has big expectations for his agritech business MagGrow, which has developed a spraying technology for droplet formation that yields spray drift reduction and spray coverage performance. Founded by chief executive Gary along with business consultant David Moore in 2013 and employing over 25 people, MagGrow aims to provide the best technology solutions for […]

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A top class outfit

14 Oct , 2019  

Celebrating 10 years in business, Patrick Halpin Agri Contracting Ltd is a leading farm contracting firm based in Knocklong, Co. Limerick. The family-run business provides a comprehensive service, including baled and pit silage, slurry spreading, reseeding, excavation work and hedge cutting. It’s all go for owner Pat Halpin and his wife Carmel who also run […]