No.1 in Galway for agri machinery, parts and service

13 Jan , 2020  

Located in Kilconnell, near Ballinasloe, in County Galway, renowned John Deere specialists Paraic Dwyer Agri & Auto Parts are main Farmhand dealers (covering Krone, Amazone, Quicke, APV and Zuidberg) and have recently been appointed main dealers for Cross Agricultural Engineering. We touched base with founder Paraic Dwyer to find out more about this versatile, progressive […]


Fuelling a better future

10 Jan , 2020  

From their processing facility near Mohill in Co. Leitrim, McCauley Wood Fuels produce dried WFQA (Wood Fuel Quality Assured) certified wood fuels for the North-West and Midlands of Ireland. Last year, the family-run business processed enough wood biomass to heat the equivalent of 1,285 homes for a whole year, which is more than 10% of […]


60 years and counting … Ballymahon Mart has a big birthday coming up

8 Jan , 2020  

In April of 2020, Ballymahon Mart (Longford) will celebrate the milestone of 60 years trading. Mart Manager John O’Hanlon reflects on the changes that have occurred down through the years and their plans to keep pace with an ever-changing and challenging trading environment. Longford/Westmeath Farmers’ Mart Ltd is commonly known as Ballymahon Mart and is […]


Lunney for Massey

6 Jan , 2020  

Lunney Tractors Ltd is a leading supplier of Massey Ferguson tractors and agri equipment based in Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim. The family-run business also stocks a large range of new and used tractors and farm machinery, and is an agent for several other well-known brands. Lunney Tractors has been a main dealer for Massey Ferguson tractors […]


Award success for Ballygalda Farms

20 Dec , 2019  

Ballygalda Farms beat off stiff competition to take home the Weanling/Store to beef production award at the Origin Green Farmer Awards at the end of last year. Irish Tractor & Agri heard all about the success from the farmer owner himself, David Auchmuty. These are busy times for Ballygalda Farms and farm owner David Auchmuty, […]


No job too big, no town too far

18 Dec , 2019  

Based in Co Donegal, Maurice Montgomery Agri Contracts has managed quite a quick rise in the short space of seven years by offering all aspects of agricultural contracting. Irish Tractor & Agri found out all about it from the man himself. These are busy times for Maurice Montgomery Agri Contracts & Montgomery Plant Hire Ltd […]


The DeLaval dealers

17 Dec , 2019  

Serving dairy farmers since 2008, Alfatech is an authorised DeLaval dealer for Meath and Dublin. The company is run by Kevin Rogers and Peter Brennan who have a wealth of experience in the milking systems sector. DeLaval is a world leader in the dairy farming industry, providing integrated milking solutions designed to improve dairy farmers’ […]


McKee Engineering trailers are built to last

16 Dec , 2019  

McKee Engineering’s first 18 months in business has surpassed all expectations as orders for their standard and bespoke trailers come in from far and wide. Based in Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, McKee Engineering design, engineer and manufacture trailers to the highest quality. While low loaders and dump trailers are their core business, they also manufacture general […]


Pig farming a way of life for Mattie

6 Dec , 2019  

They’re a rare and invaluable breed but, when it comes to analysing the Irish agri sector, pig farmers are often overlooked, despite the vital contribution they make not just to agriculture but also to our economy and society as a whole. Mattie Moore, for example, runs a high-quality pig production operation that straddles counties Offaly, […]


Irish potatoes continue to be number one

5 Dec , 2019  

People who claim that potatoes are in any way bad for us are ill-formed or have a hidden agenda. That’s the contention of the life long potato harvester Anthony Battersby … and it is hard to disagree with him. After all, weren’t our ancestors all essentially raised on potatoes and what harm did it ever […]