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Best in grass

15 Mar , 2019  

The Heffernan Family Farm in Dunnamaggin, County Kilkenny was voted as Leinster Regional Winner at the 2017 Grassland Farmer of the Year Awards. We caught up with Mark Heffernan to find out more about this exceptional, progressive family-run dairy enterprise, which places a major emphasis on grass utilisation. With 2017 designated as the year of […]

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Against all odds

14 Mar , 2019  

Agricultural Contractors depend a lot on the weather in order to get through their workload, their patience can be tested at times given the uncertainty of the weather in Ireland, but 2018 is set to be a year that they won’t forget in a hurry. Just seven months ago, the island of Ireland was covered […]

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Efficiency is the key for PJ Mulhearne Agri

13 Mar , 2019  

For over two decades, PJ Mulhearne Agricultural Contractors Ltd has provided customers in County Waterford with a top-class agricultural contracting service. We met up with the long-serving Kilmacthomas man to take a look at his impressive fleet and to get an insight into the wide range of services provided. For some, agricultural contracting is simply […]

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Learning a key ingredient in Laurelelm Herd’s winning formula

12 Mar , 2019  

38 herds from across the country participated in the IHFA National Herds Competition 2018. Herds were visited within one week by judge, Mark Logan, Clandeboye estate, Northern Ireland, beginning at the end of May which fortunately coincided with an upturn in weather conditions and grass growth. Herds were entered by their clubs on the basis […]

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Dairymaster’s agent in Kilkenny and Waterford

11 Mar , 2019  

Colin Barry Electrical & Dairy Services has been an approved Dairymaster distributor since 2010. Covering Kilkenny, Waterford and parts of Tipperary, the Kilmaganny, Co. Kilkenny-based operation is a one-stop shop for all your Dairymaster needs. Established by Colin Barry in 2006 primarily as an electrical contracting firm, the company has evolved to encompass both electrical […]

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“We don’t cut corners” – JMB Brett & Co is a name you can trust

8 Mar , 2019  

JMB Brett & Co Ltd  are committed to carrying out all agricultural building projects to the highest possible standards and meeting their customers specified requirements. We caught up with company founder Seamus Brett who said they approach every job with commitment, energy and attention to detail. Fast approaching the magnificent milestone of 30 years in […]

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EMC servicing the south east

7 Mar , 2019  

They say experience is key to running a successful business, well if that’s the case EMC Agri Ltd are without a shadow of doubt the leaders in their field of expertise. Established in 1919, EMC Agri Ltd will celebrate 100 years in business next year and what a milestone for any company to achieve. Headquartered […]

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The Plant Hire specialists

6 Mar , 2019  

Cork based Denis Quinn Plant Hire Ltd has been providing an excellent service to a large customer base for 25 years now. Being involved in the construction industry means that Denis and the team have come through some tough times, but the company MD revealed to us that the majority of their work is carried […]

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High-quality moist rations for beef and dairy

5 Mar , 2019  

Sean Tully Animal Feeds uses by-products from the bakery, confectionary and brewing industries to produce nutritionally-balanced moist beef and dairy rations. We visited their County Cavan base – where the rations are blended for distribution to farmers nationwide – and spoke to Raymond Tully to find out more about this exceptional family-run operation. By taking […]

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The Elphin Mart report

4 Mar , 2019  

Established in 1961 by a group of local farmers who sought a more organised way of selling stock, Elphin Co-Operative Livestock Mart Ltd is one of the oldest and most successful marts in the West, playing host to cattle and sheep sales every Monday and certain Wednesdays and having an annual turnover of €19 million. […]