Quality comes first for Wilson Developments

24 May , 2019  

Castleblayney, Co Monaghan based Wilson Developments is widely recognised as one of the leading agricultural construction companies in their catchment area and beyond. Irish Tractor & Agri caught up with Clayton Wilson to find out why their services are very much in demand at this point in time. Established by brothers Clayton and Dale Wilson […]


An old head on young shoulders

23 May , 2019  

At just 21 years of age, Alex Butler from Streete in Co. Westmeath was the youngest finalist in the 2018 Zurich Farm Insurance Farming Independent Farmer of the Years Awards. Shortlisted in the Tillage category, the judges were hugely impressed by his forward-thinking methods and expanding enterprise. One of the highlights of the farming year, […]


Tillage Farmer of the Year 2018: John Cullen

22 May , 2019  

A huge honour was bestowed upon John Cullen from Ballymurn, Enniscorthy on November 1st, when he was named as the Tillage Farmer of the Year at the fifth annual Zurich Insurance Farmer of the Year Awards. We travelled to County Wexford and interrupted John’s busy schedule to find out what it means to him to […]


John Phelan is a real winner

21 May , 2019  

John Phelan of Kilkenny was celebrating on the double at the 2018 Zurich Farm Insurance Farming Independent Farmer of the Year Awards back in November. The 35-year-old walked away with the ‘Beef Farmer of the Year’ and ‘Excellence in Farm Safety’ accolades. He revealed the secrets of his success to Irish Tractor & Agri… The […]


A farmer’s friend

17 May , 2019  

Michael Spellman has been President of the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) since June, 2018. Irish Tractor & Agri touched base with the popular Roscommon man to see how he’s getting on in his new role. Upon his election as President of the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society on June 1st, 2018, Michael Spellman alluded to […]


Tipp man claims Dairy Farmer of the Year crown

15 May , 2019  

Patrick Brennan from Ballingarry, Roscrea came to national prominence on Thursday, November 1st when he was named as the 2018 Zurich Insurance Dairy Farmer of the Year. We travelled to the Premier County and met the modest Tipp man, who fronts a no-frills 400-acre dairy enterprise. It was a proud moment indeed for Ballingarry man […]


Danso Machinery are a cut above the rest

13 May , 2019  

Established in May 2010, Danso Machinery Ltd is a family-run business serving the needs of the agriculture, horticulture, groundcare and domestic sectors. The Co. Wexford-based company supplies a range of products, including flail mowers, hedge cutters, grass toppers, ploughs, trailers, slurry tankers, ride-on mowers and log splitters, and is an agent for leading brands such […]


A labour of love for O’Kelly’s Feed Mills and Piggery

3 May , 2019  

Quality feed and animal health are the key ingredients of O’Kelly’s Feed Mills and Piggery’s winning formula, according to Con O’Kelly junior. The O’Kelly’s pig business has been a permanent fixture on the Borris, County Carlow landscape for over a century. Today, Con O’Kelly junior is maintaining and building on a proud family tradition, running […]


A Top Cat

2 May , 2019  

There was double delight for Hughes Farming Ltd at the Kilkenny Business Awards on Saturday, November 17 last when the dynamic crop and vegetable grower scooped the Agri Business of the Year and Overall Business of the Year Awards. Over 500 guests attended the Awards which were hosted by RTE personality Mary Kennedy and acknowledge […]


Clive Pratt Garages’ stock keeps on rising

1 May , 2019  

Clive Pratt Garages in Co Cavan celebrated 30 years in business in 2018, so Irish Tractor & Agri felt it was time to learn all about a company which specialises in sourcing and supplying agricultural equipment from the man himself. Based in Cavan Town, Clive Pratt Garages has earned itself a reputation down through the […]