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One of the most efficient farms in the country

21 Jun , 2019  

The Rodgers’ farm is located in north County Dublin and the family’s commitment to sustainability can’t be questioned. They run one of the most efficient farms in the country as evidenced by their achievement in making the shortlist in Bord Bia’s Origin Green Farmer Awards. The Origin Green Farmer Awards recognise and reward the exceptional […]

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Agriculture contributes to JCB’s loader production milestone

19 Jun , 2019  

JCB is celebrating 50 years of wheeled loading shovel manufacture – and 20 years since opening a multi-million pound UK factory dedicated to this product line – with production hitting record highs to meet growing demand for agricultural, earth-moving, quarrying, construction and waste management applications. Over the past five decades, the company’s award-winning loaders have […]

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Mona a worthy recipient of Women in Farming Award

19 Jun , 2019  

Beating off strong competition from 19 counties, Mona O’Donoghue-Concannon scooped the 2018 Women in Farming Award at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. We visited the busy, traditional family farm in Cortoon, Tuam and had a chat with the popular award winner, who also chairs West Women in Farming Ireland (WWFI) and serves on the Galway […]

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Wexford’s top growers

18 Jun , 2019  

In December, John B Dockrell Ltd in Co Wexford was successful at the Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards. Irish Tractor heard more about the success and the company itself from its Farm Manager Paul Doran. Coming up on 30 years since they first started growing down in Monroe, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, John B Dockrell […]

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Sligo’s first choice for tyre services

14 Jun , 2019  

Keith Aldridge Tyre Service in Co Sligo are agriculture tyre specialists for tractors, trailers, tankers and implements. Irish Tractor & Agri caught up with the man himself recently to learn more about the business which has been on the go for over a decade now. This year sees Keith Aldridge’s company celebrating its 13th year […]

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Reilly Mushrooms celebrate 30th Birthday in style

13 Jun , 2019  

Reilly Mushrooms Ltd of Westmeath had reason to celebrate when the winners were announced at last year’s Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards. The Origin Green Farmer Awards, recognise and reward the exceptional performance of its Sustainable Quality Assurance schemes for beef, horticulture and dairy. These schemes are pivotal to differentiating Irish food products in […]

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Michelin to introduce new high flotation tyre for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers

13 Jun , 2019  

MMichelin is launching a new CargoXBib High Flotation trailer tyre, with four VF-rated sizes designed to keep soil compaction to an absolute minimum. The VF 650/55 R26.5, VF 600/55 R26.5, VF 710/50 R26.5 and VF 750/60 R30.5 are said to be manufactured with increased flexibility and, therefore, have even less impact on the soil than […]

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Drinagh Co-Op reports a successful year with record-breaking throughput

12 Jun , 2019  

JDrinagh Co-Op reported another successful year’s trading at their recent AGM in Drinagh reporting an increased operating profit of €0.8million with creamery volume up 6%, mill output increased by 30% and store sales up 10% on 2107.  Founded in 1923, Drinagh Co-Op is a dairy and agribusiness co-operative based in the heart of West Cork. Drinagh […]

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Michelin urges farmers to pay closer attention to rear harvester tyres

12 Jun , 2019  

SThe head of Michelin’s agricultural technical team in the UK and Ireland is advising farmers to focus more time on selecting the right tyres for the rear of their harvesters, rather than putting all the focus on the front axle – as traditionally happens. Gordon Brookes, Customer Engineering Support Manager at Michelin, believes the issue […]

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Quality mineral feeds from Allen Nutrition

7 Jun , 2019  

These are exciting times for Allen Nutrition who are a leading manufacturer of animal feed supplements, powder and liquids for dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep and horses. As well as unveiling a new logo and rebranding, the Bandon, Co. Cork-based company is in the process of developing a new range of pelleted minerals and recently […]