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The livestock transport specialist

11 Mar , 2020  

Michael O’Riordan Livestock Transport in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork provides a top-class livestock transport service to a large number of customers in the Munster region and beyond. Now 71, Michael O’Riordan was literally born into the business. “It’s been a way of life for as long as I can remember,” he explains. “I was born on […]

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New tyres reduce fuel consumption

6 Mar , 2020  

Continental TractorMaster tyres have been judged the most efficient in a European tyre performance review. The review was carried out by the German agricultural society Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG) and included a number of practical tractor tests to establish which agricultural tyres are the most efficient for tractor use. The TractorMaster tyre was the most fuel […]

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KUHN strengthens its presence in Northern Ireland

6 Mar , 2020  

KUHN Farm Machinery has strengthened its commitment to the Northern Ireland farm machinery market by appointing a dedicated territory manager and parts and amenity sales specialist for the region. Experienced area sales manager David Sharp will be supported by newly appointed parts and amenity sales specialist Rhea De Souza. They will work across Northern Ireland […]

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Dublin’s leading lettuce grower

6 Mar , 2020  

One might wonder how a business could survive just supplying one vegetable to what is a large customer base, but when there are many different varieties of that vegetable and you have a hard working team that will provide the best quality produce possible, then you are on to a winner. When Mark McCann of […]

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Ireland’s premier manufacturer of pre-stressed cattle slats

4 Mar , 2020  

Over the past 20 years, Doyle Concrete have established a solid reputation for themselves as Ireland’s leading manufacturer of pre-stressed cattle slats. We touched based with general manager Tom Walsh to find out more about this industry-leading company and the full range of products provided to both the agri and general construction sectors. Doyle Concrete […]

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An enduring legacy

3 Mar , 2020  

As part of Ireland’s greatest horseracing dynasty, Tom Mullins is possessed by an enduring passion for the sport of kings and it’s evident in his voice every time he speaks. We popped into his base, Doninga Stables in Goresbridge, County Kilkenny, for a chat with the personable, straight-talking trainer, who has ten Grade 1 winners […]

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Peter Cooney & Sons – a family affair

28 Feb , 2020  

Coming up on 30 years in business, Peter Cooney & Sons Agricultural Contractors in Ballinabrackey, Co. Meath offers an exceptional farm contracting service to a large customer-base across the midlands. Peter Cooney & Sons has been trading since the early 1990s, but its founder’s involvement in agri contracting goes back to the 1960s when he […]

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High-quality, bespoke agri buildings

26 Feb , 2020  

Providing a complete design, build and fit service for agri buildings from the ground up, Halcon Steel has developed into a tried and trusted market leader in its field since its inception in 2000. We visited their busy County Galway facility to get an update from Sales Manager Gavan Connell. Employing the latest in cutting […]

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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 […]

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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 […]