John Deere Operations Centre becomes smarter and more compatible

6 Nov , 2020  

With the John Deere Operations Centre, farmers and contractors can manage their farm data anywhere at any time. The app is user-friendly and customers can be linked to their machines, fields and operators on their smartphone or farm computer. John Deere is constantly developing the Operations Centre, in particular to simplify its use and to […]


Hard work pays off for Carlow contractor Damien Cullen

6 Nov , 2020  

Although he grew up far removed from farmyards in a housing estate in Hacketstown, Damien Cullen always had a great love of tractors and machinery. Twenty-one years ago, he purchased his first tractor and the Carlow man has never looked back. Today he oversees one of the busiest and most reliable agri contracting enterprises in […]


The hygiene specialist

4 Nov , 2020  

Hygiene and keeping everything clean has never been more paramount as we are in the midst of a situation that the world has never experienced before. In farming, hygiene has always played a significant part of everyday life, especially in dairy where it is essential to ensure that all machinery used is kept germ free. […]


Pallaskenry – Building for the future

2 Nov , 2020  

The Salesian Agricultural College in Pallaskenry, Co Limerick runs a fully commercial farm to support its teaching. Since last September, there has been a new farm manager as Brendan Ryan took on the role. Despite being in the position less than year, Brendan has already overseen many changes to the farm as they look at […]


Pat Cronin & Sons – generations of experience

30 Oct , 2020  

Given the expensive nature of farming machinery many farmers turn to contractors to carry out their annual harvesting and other work that is carried out every year. Since 1974, Kerry based agricultural contractor Pat Cronin has been providing a wide range of services to a customer base that has grown considerably over the years. Over 45 years later […]


Komatsu forest sales reflect projected forestry sector growth

29 Oct , 2020  

Projections that forestry is set to become one of the major growth industries of the future are reflected in decisions by a number of leading contractors to invest in new, more modern equipment used in forest management and timber harvesting. Notable recent sales have seen Wicklow-based contractor, Pat Doyle purchase a new Komatsu Forest model […]


Stewart Forestry Services – a growing concern

28 Oct , 2020  

Planting, growing, protecting, managing and harvesting; forestry is at the heart of what Coillte do and to assist them in this regard they employ the services of Keith Stewart of Donegal-based Stewart Forestry Services Ltd. It was by accident rather than design that Keith Stewart found himself setting up a forestry business back in 1993. […]


The evolution of farming

27 Oct , 2020  

Farming has evolved significantly in recent years and this is mainly due to a new generation of farmers eager to get the maximum potential from their land and livestock. To do this, they must learn from other countries who are considered ahead of Ireland in farming terms. One such young farmer that has done this […]


Contracting is in Alan Ross’ blood

23 Oct , 2020  

Alan Ross is the third generation of his family to provide keen agri contracting services across North Cork. Irish Tractor & Agri popped into AG Ross Agri Ltd.’s Ballyhooly, Mallow base and had a chat with Alan to find out more about this exceptional operation. Formed in 2019, AG Ross Agri Ltd. may be a […]


A company and brand you can trust

21 Oct , 2020  

Martin Hanna & Partners Ltd has been a permanent fixture on the Down agricultural landscape since the late 1970s. Established by Martin Hanna, today his sons, Brian and Nigel, are continuing a proud family tradition which revolves around the tried and trusted Massey Ferguson brand. Located in the heart of the Mourne County, Martin Hanna […]