New ICSA president vows to fight for farmers

25 Feb , 2020  

The new president of the ICSA (Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association), Edmond Phelan, has vowed to meet the major challenges facing the sector head on. Edmond, who runs a beef and tillage enterprise in Fenor, Co. Waterford, narrowly defeated ICSA Animal Health & Welfare chairman, Hugh Farrell, and the Association’s vice-president for Munster, Dermot […]


Reynolds: The name synonymous with potato growing

19 Feb , 2020  

Pat Reynolds & Sons Ltd have been supplying their various varieties of potatoes to a large customer base for many decades now. This family run business is at the forefront of potato growing. Like any grower, the Meath based business is seasonal but their aim constantly stays the same. That is to be successful in […]


Alternative animal feeds offering exceptional value for money

18 Feb , 2020  

Fronted by father and son Robert and Charlie Hogg, Millstream Animal Feed manufacture and supply rich animal feed using surplus food collected from factories and bakeries. Not surprisingly, as they significantly lower production costs, these high-quality, low-cost alternative feeds are in huge demand. We travelled to Wexford and met Head of Sales Charlie Hogg to […]


More than just agricultural contractors’

14 Feb , 2020  

Many engineers are paying increasing attention to road stabilization in order to build quality roads that can hold up against rough and heavy use. The objective is to improve strength, reduce soil plasticity and lower compressibility either by binding the soil particles or waterproofing them or a combination of both. It involves the application of […]


Lyons & Burton enter another new era

12 Feb , 2020  

They say the ability to move with the times and embrace change are reasons why some companies are so successful and if Lyons & Burton are anything to go by, then that statement is certainly true. It’s worth noting that Lyons and Burton was founded in 1977 by three brothers – Alan, Percy, and Ernest […]


Providing excellence in agri contracting

11 Feb , 2020  

Last year saw McAllen Agri Contractors mark 20 years since its establishment and right now business is booming for the Galway-based company. Irish Tractor & Agri found out more from Colman McAllen, who runs the business alongside his brother Paul week in, week out. Based in Ballyaneen, Gort, Co Galway, McAllen Agri Contractors provides a […]


A proud producer of premium quality products

7 Feb , 2020  

James Foran Pig Farm of Carrick-on-Suir, Co Waterford has developed a reputation which is second to none in Ireland’s pig industry. We spoke to Jim Foran junior about the family-run enterprise… The Irish pig market remains buoyant with good demand from all processors on the back of improving pork markets, especially the export market to […]


A professional approach stands Cullen Farming Contractors in good stead

6 Feb , 2020  

Cullen Farming Contractors Ltd is a well-established family-run Rathdrum, Co Wicklow based agricultural contractor providing an extensive range of services to the local farming community. Brian Cullen highlighted that customer satisfaction is at the core of everything they do in conversation with Irish Tractor & Agri magazine. Cullen Farming Contractors Ltd are experienced in all […]


Quality agri contracting services from Bryan Bros

5 Feb , 2020  

For many years the Bryan brothers, Alan & Stuart, have been synonymous with providing quality agri contracting services to farmers in counties Cork and Waterford. Substantial investment in a striking fleet of modern, high spec machinery enables Bryan Bros Contracting to offer efficient and cost-effective silage, slurry, tillage and contract maize services to customers within […]


Building on tradition

3 Feb , 2020  

Conaty Steel Ltd is a one-stop shop for all your farm building requirements. Based in Boyerstown, Navan, Co. Meath, the family-run business has 45 years’ experience in the design, fabrication and installation of farm as well as industrial, commercial and equestrian steel buildings of all sizes and budget. Brothers Kevin and Peter Conaty established the […]