McClean’s offer the personal touch

19 Nov , 2018  

For some, agricultural contracting is simply in the blood. It’s a vocation, something that comes naturally. Richard McClean was born into contracting and he can’t imagine having done anything else with his life. He’s passionate about the land and takes great pride in his stunning, finely-tuned fleet and the comprehensive range of services provided to […]


“We take great pride in what we do”

9 Nov , 2018  

Longford Precast & Prestressed Concrete Products Ltd is one of Ireland’s premier suppliers of all types of concrete products. Irish Tractor & Agri heard more from director Damien Mulleady about the company which last year celebrated 45 years in existence. Set-up in 1972 by the late Frankie Mulleady, alongside his brother Anthony, Longford Precast & […]



30 years and still growing

7 Nov , 2018  

Time flies when you are having fun. Tom O’Hanlon sometimes has to pinch himself when he realises that three decades have lapsed since he started out in the herb business from the back garden of his suburban Dublin home. He subsequently relocated to a Wicklow farm, close to Glenealy, Co. Wicklow in 1992 and it’s […]


Waterford Ross Mart – where the three counties meet

6 Nov , 2018  

Waterford Ross Co-Operative Marts Ltd was established in 1972 following a merger of the old Waterford and New Ross Marts. Located in Rosbercon, which straddles the Kilkenny-Wexford border, the Mart provides a platform for farmers from the neighbouring counties of Wexford, Kilkenny and Waterford to buy and sell stock. Boasting an outstanding reputation, the Waterford […]


The next generation

2 Nov , 2018  

The agricultural contracting industry is generally a family run business and is handed down from generation to generation and the ethic of providing a top class, efficient service is maintained. For this edition of Irish Tractor, we focus on an agricultural contracting firm that is now in its third generation. Poyntzpass-based Megaw Contracts has been […]


Top quality products, top quality service

1 Nov , 2018  

Tipperary man Eddie Quinn has an agent for Fullwood Packo for the past decade, specialising in dairy installations and servicing, so Irish Tractor & Agri felt it was time to catch up with him to learn more about Quinn Dairy Services. These are busy times for Eddie Quinn in Nenagh, Co Tipperary and the plan […]


Aiming for “a fair price for produce”

31 Oct , 2018  

In January, Monaghan beef farmer Edmund Graham was elected as the national beef chairman for the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA). Irish Tractor & Agri caught up with the man himself recently to hear about the plans he has in place for his two-year term and some of the most important issues that […]

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A concerning voice

26 Oct , 2018  

There are many aspects of the agricultural industry that need to be addressed on a regular basis with safety being a major concern at the moment. Clare based agricultural contractor Shane Nolan is the secretary of the Western Division of the Farm Contractors of Ireland (FCI) and through this role, he has been involved in […]


Designing for the future

25 Oct , 2018  

If you are thinking about building a new dairy unit or even just a new parlour there are lots of things to consider and decide before you get work started on site;  Building location, internal layout, building size, site levels existing and proposed, relationship to other buildings, proposed costs, parlour type and size, planning approval, […]


What’s picked today, you will get it tomorrow

24 Oct , 2018  

Greenhill Fruit farm are a family-run fruit farm based near Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford which has stayed devoted to its aim to provide some of the best fruit farm produce available in Ireland.  Founder and proprietor Eamonn and Deirdre Crean told Irish Tractor & Agri more. Established in 2007, Greenhill Fruit Farm is one of the […]