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A decade of driving excellence

16 Apr , 2015  

For ten years and counting, O’Brien Brothers Transport Ltd. has been providing a first-class service. Having started life as a livestock exportation specialist, the business has expanded and diversified to also embrace continental refrigerated distribution. Irish Tractor & Agri travelled to the company HQ in Ballyorgan, County Limerick to get an insight into the history […]

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Teemore: No. 1 in animal comfort

9 Apr , 2015  

Teemore Engineering Ltd is a leading manufacturer of cow cubicles and is the UK and Irish distributors for Jourdain livestock tubular products, Bioret mattresses and floorings systems, Richel storage tunnels and also distributes Easy-fix rubber products throughout the UK. Specialising in cattle, sheep, goat and equine equipment as well as general engineering, this Fermanagh based […]

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A champion veterinary practice

7 Apr , 2015  

Murphy Sheerin Veterinary Surgery in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow is not just synonymous with quality healthcare for animals of all sizes; it is also closely associated with the GAA thanks to the success of practice co-owner Tommy Murphy on the playing fields. Tommy, who played football for Baltinglass, Wicklow and Leinster, is the only man in […]

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Bringing home the bacon

2 Apr , 2015  

The Moore family has been operating a successful pig production business for over 40 years in Offaly and Carlow. Mattie Moore explains more. When Patrick Moore started out with a single sow in the early 1970s, he could scarcely have imagined how big his business would become. Nowadays, the family keeps 1,800 sows at their […]

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Used tractors you can trust

24 Mar , 2015  

Mid Antrim Tractors are one of the leading farm machinery exporters in Ireland, selling tractors and handlers worldwide from their base in Ballyclare. Their products can be tailored precisely to their customers needs and are very much in demand according to Export Manager Andrew Mawhinney. Based in Ballyclare, Co Antrim, Mid Antrim Tractors are a […]

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Kildorough Mushrooms continue to grow

23 Mar , 2015  

The business of growing mushrooms has been ongoing in Ireland for many, many years and they are used extensively in cooking, in various cuisines. Mushrooms are a low-calorie food eaten cooked or raw and as garnish to a meal. Dietary mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins, while when exposed to ultraviolet light, vitamin […]

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Thomas is keeping her Country

20 Mar , 2015  

Country Crest is one of the largest growers of potatoes and onions in Ireland and owners Michael and Gabriel Hoey are passionate about their company and its produce. In Thomas Murphy they found a like-minded individual to manage their farm. “Farming a 3,000 acre site is a big responsibility. You go to bed at night […]

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Spreading the word

18 Mar , 2015  

For the past 35 years, Meath Farm Machinery Ltd. has been supplying a top range service to a large customer base that covers a wide range of counties. Established by dealer principal Peter Timmons at Kilberry, Co Meath in 1979, the success of the business has seen two additional premises being opened during the intervening […]

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Walmsley the way to go for tractors

12 Mar , 2015  

When it comes to purchasing new and second hand tractors you should look no further than Walmsley Tractors Ltd of Fermanagh. They boast 45 years experience in the market and know their tractors inside out. “We pride ourselves on quality and service,” replies Managing Director Stephen Walmsley when asked: what sets Walmsley Tractors apart from […]

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Half a century and counting …

11 Mar , 2015  

For over 50 years, JR Perry Ltd. has been offering an unrivalled agricultural machinery solution to farmers in Kildare and surrounding counties. We dropped into the Athy head office and discussed the history and current well-being of this exceptional second-generation family business with managing director Stephen Perry. When a company boasts an impressive track record […]

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