Continuing an excellent service

26 May , 2020  

For the past 38 years, Ballinaskeagh Grains Ltd has been supplying high-quality barley, wheat and maize for use in animal feeds across Northern Ireland and beyond.  This is a family business which was established by Pat Sloane. The roots of the business go back to 1981. Unsurprisingly, Pat hails from a strong agricultural background – […]


Meeting the demand

22 May , 2020  

Established in 1994, Grant Plant & Construction Ltd specialises agricultural and industrial buildings. Over the last three decades, the company has firmly established itself as a leader in the farm and industrial steel-framed buildings sector.  Based in Magherafelt, Co Derry, the business is an expert in all types of buildings and can construct any type […]


It’s in the blood for McGrath Agri Contractors

19 May , 2020  

McGrath Agri Contractors and Kiltown Agri Services are part of a family run business that provides an efficient and loyal service to a large customer base. For this month’s edition of Irish Tractor & Agri, we profile the McGrath family, who are based in Kiltown, The Rower, Co. Kilkenny. Thomas, Dermot and Patrick McGrath with […]


Orby In-Parlour Feeding Systems – Where Tradition meets Technology

15 May , 2020  

Orby Engineering is a long-established company with over 60 years engineering experience and is renowned for manufacturing a range of livestock feeding equipment for the agricultural sector. The company (originally based in Portadown) was founded by Orby Brown, who led the family-owned business for many years. When the company came up for sale three years ago […]


Annalitten Foods – one of the best in the business

12 May , 2020  

Based just outside Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, Annalitten Foods, which also trades as Annalitten Farm Eggs has been supplying quality fresh Irish Eggs since 1955. Irish Tractor & Agri learned more about the third generation family business from Michael O’Reilly recently. These are busy times at Annalitten Farm Eggs but, then again, there’s seldom been a […]


Miller Bedding – animal bedding specialists

8 May , 2020  

Miller Bedding provides exceptional animal bedding across Northern Ireland. With a background in agriculture and a passion for animal welfare, it was established by the Miller family in 2014 to source and supply animal bedding, primarily for dairy farmers. A sister company of recyclable material transport specialist DA Miller & Sons (Transport) Ltd and operating from the same premises in Claudy, Miller Bedding delivers a full range […]



Pat Brogan Tractors increases its Landini presence

5 May , 2020  

A highly successful record as a sales, service and parts dealer for Landini tractors in the west of Ireland has been rewarded with an expansion of the territory covered by Pat Brogan Tractors. The family-run dealership based in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon already supplies new Landini tractors to farmers in counties Roscommon, Longford and Leitrim, but […]


IFA National Sheep Committee – working hard for sheep farmers

1 May , 2020  

As IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman, Sean Dennehy is providing a strong voice both at home and abroad to Ireland’s 35,000 sheep farmers. We touched base with the affable Cork man to discuss some of the challenges facing the sheep sector at present and IFA’s work to address these issues. Elected to the National Sheep […]


Larke & Davis Timber comes of age with new Ponsse machines

28 Apr , 2020  

Celebrating 21 years in business, timber harvesting, clearfelling and thinning specialist Larke & Davis Timber recently took delivery of two state-of-the-art Ponsse machines which have been put to work at various Coillte-owned forests in Co. Mayo. Owner Tony Davis travelled to Emo, Co. Laois to purchase the new Ponsse Cobra harvester and Ponsse Wisent forwarder from Ponsse Machines Ireland. The investment in the new […]


Kearns Fruit Farm – one of Ireland’s leading strawberry growers

24 Apr , 2020  

One of Ireland’s leading strawberry growers is Jimmy Kearns of Kearns Fruit Farm near Enniscorthy. Thrust into the family business at an early age following the sudden death of his father, it has been a way of life for him for almost 50 years. Jimmy was in his early teens when he lost both of […]