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No.1 in Donegal for agri contracting and plant hire

25 Jun , 2015  

Alfred J Vance & Sons provides a keen agricultural contracting / plant hire service to customers throughout Donegal. We dropped into the company base at Carrigans, close to Lifford, to get an insight into the history and current activities of this successful family business, which is renowned for providing a prompt and efficient solution at […]

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An award-winning contracting service

24 Jun , 2015  

Moloney Agri Ltd is one of Ireland’s top agricultural contractors and even has the award to prove it, having scooped the Farming Independent / Zurich Insurance Contractor of the Year award for 2014 in Dublin on May 9 last. The Clogheen, Co. Tipperary-based concern was one of three contractors shortlisted for the prestigious award along […]

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Annalitten Foods is Egg-tastic!

24 Jun , 2015  

For nearly 60 years, Annalitten Foods Ltd has been synonymous with the Irish egg industry. Run by the O’Reilly family near Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, this thriving egg production, packing and distribution company has undergone major expansion in the past two decades to become one of the country’s leading egg producers. Annalitten Foods, which also trades […]

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Cookstown still sizzling after nearly 80 years

23 Jun , 2015  

Part of the KARRO Food Group, Cookstown has been one of Ireland’s leading pork producers since 1937. Its famous sausage sizzlers have been part of many family’s daily meals for generations. The brand really came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the late George Best declared Cookstown to be “the best […]

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A growing concern

23 Jun , 2015  

Swanlinbar Mushrooms was established in 1988 as growers of quality mushrooms. The family-run business produces approximately 17,000kg of mushrooms per week which they supply exclusively to Monaghan Mushrooms. Founder and managing director Danny Malanaphy started out with five small tunnels in Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan producing 6,000kg of mushrooms per week. Five years ago, he effectively […]

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McCarthy Plant & Agri celebrate two decades

22 Jun , 2015  

For any business to reach their 20th anniversary is a remarkable achievement given the volatile economic climate that we live in. For this month’s edition of Irish Tractor & Agri we profile Cork based McCarthy Plant & Agri Sales Ltd and speak to company managing director Tim McCarthy about the success of the business over […]

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Evolution, Expansion, Excellence

22 Jun , 2015  

Smyths Daleside in County Donegal, is one of the most modern mills in the country.  It has a heritage of producing superior animal feeds since 1865 and currently serves an extensive customer base right across the northern half of Ireland. To get an insight into this “feed solution” business, we spoke to Ray Winters (General […]

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Cotter & Keane continue to deliver …

19 Jun , 2015  

Animal feeds supplier Cotter & Keane Ltd have been at the forefront in their field of expertise for many decades as the company celebrated 100 years of business in 2013. The Cork based company entered an elite group in this country by reaching such a landmark and the family run business is still going as […]

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Landmark year for College Proteins

19 Jun , 2015  

College Proteins, the leading bio-waste management company based in Nobber, Co. Meath, is celebrating 25 years in business. Here, we take a look at the history and success of the family-run business which is headed up by Belfast native John Gilroy. Since 1989, College Proteins has become one of Ireland’s foremost rendering companies, consisting of […]

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A proud family tradition

17 Jun , 2015  

For some, agricultural contracting is simply in the blood. We caught up with one such individual, Poyntzpass-based Ivan Megaw, who has been providing an outstanding service to local farmers for quarter of a century. Ivan told us about the history of his business and the services provided. Of course, we also took a quick peek […]

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