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A lifetime’s service

5 Apr , 2019  

Given the expensive nature of farming machinery many farmers turn to contractors to carry out their annual harvesting and other work that is carried out every year. Since the age of 14, Pat Mulchrone has been working in the agricultural contracting business, when he first left school and with a finger bar mower, he started […]

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A family affair for Rothwell Bros

3 Apr , 2019  

Rothwell Bros Agri Contracts has earned itself a first class reputation amongst its clients through three generations of excellent service. Irish Tractor & Agri heard more from William Rothwell about the Co Wexford-based agricultural contracting firm. These are busy times for William and Graham Rothwell down in Bunclody in Co Wexford and the plan is […]

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BBS celebrates 25 years in business

2 Apr , 2019  

Celebrating a quarter of a century in business, Brouder Brothers Steel Ltd (BBS) – ‘For Structural Integrity’ – is a leading provider of quality farm buildings based in Rathangan, Co. Kildare. The family-run business can supply and fit all available types of steel frame and cladding, and also specialises in asbestos removal. BBS was established […]

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A family contract

29 Mar , 2019  

Many agricultural contractors hail from generations of the family that have been involved in the same line of work down through the years. Agricultural contracting has certainly evolved over the decades and the state of the art machinery used these days allows contractors to get through much more work than they could in time gone […]

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One of Limerick’s finest

27 Mar , 2019  

Established in 1991, Michael Maher Contracting & Repairs Ltd is a family run business based in Doon, Co Limerick. From humble beginnings, the company has grown over the years and having started as an agricultural contractor, the Maher family now provide an array of services across a number of industries. Michael Maher purchased his first […]

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Business booming at Albrim Ltd

25 Mar , 2019  

Albrim Ltd has become renowned for its excellence in the fabrication and construction of farm and industrial buildings. Irish Tractor & Agri learned all about the booming Co Laois business from its Managing Director, Roy Fairbrother. They’re extremely busy these days at Albrim Ltd and the plan is to keep business thriving at a company […]

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The complete consultancy service for agri buildings

22 Mar , 2019  

Owned and managed by Joe Beggan – a consulting engineer with a quarter of a century’s experience in building design, planning, project management and supervision – Encore Consulting is a multi-disciplinary practice based in Clones, County Monaghan. We touched base with Joe to discuss some of the services provided to agri clients. Specialising in a […]

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Servicing the farmer’s needs

20 Mar , 2019  

Since 1980, Peter J McDonald Engineering Ltd has been supplying a top quality service to a large customer base and for this month’s edition of Irish Tractor, we profile the family run business to see what has made them so successful over the past four decades. From Livestock Buildings, Sheep Sheds, Straw Barns and Grain […]

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A farm building design service that’s fit for purpose

19 Mar , 2019  

Roy Dineen Agri Design has developed an enviable reputation for delivering comprehensive farm building solutions for his customers. Vastly experienced, Roy has the knowledge and expertise to design quality buildings at an affordable cost while planning permission applications are all part of the service. • Can the design of your farm facilities reduce your labour? […]

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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 […]