Features

High-quality moist rations for beef and dairy

5 Mar , 2019  

Sean Tully Animal Feeds uses by-products from the bakery, confectionary and brewing industries to produce nutritionally-balanced moist beef and dairy rations. We visited their County Cavan base – where the rations are blended for distribution to farmers nationwide – and spoke to Raymond Tully to find out more about this exceptional family-run operation. By taking […]

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The Elphin Mart report

4 Mar , 2019  

Established in 1961 by a group of local farmers who sought a more organised way of selling stock, Elphin Co-Operative Livestock Mart Ltd is one of the oldest and most successful marts in the West, playing host to cattle and sheep sales every Monday and certain Wednesdays and having an annual turnover of €19 million. […]

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Michelin introduces new tractor tyres

1 Mar , 2019  

News likely to appeal to agricultural contractors and farmers alike is the announcement from Michelin that latest versions of its RoadBib tractor tyres are now available.   Following nearly two years of extensive end-user testing with agricultural contractors across Europe, the tyres are said by the manufacturer to be the ‘first fitments for 200+hp tractors […]

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Supplying top brand machinery for 30 years

1 Mar , 2019  

William Lindsay Agri Sales are main dealers for today’s leading brands of quality new and used farming machinery. Irish Tractor & Agri heard more from John Lindsay, who is one of four family members immersed in what is a thriving and well respected business. These are busy times at William Lindsay Agri Sales and the […]

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“All we can do is keep performance inside the gate up and disease out”

28 Feb , 2019  

These are trying times for pig farmers the length and breadth of the country but Dickie Norton of Ballingarry Piggery is keeping the faith. Limerick ended their long wait for Liam MacCarthy glory in August when dethroning Galway at Croke Park. Many years of hard work and toil at underage level laid the foundations for […]

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New four-cylinder McCormick X7 Series tractors have more power and features

27 Feb , 2019  

A new range of McCormick four-cylinder tractors with a number of performance and driver comfort advances are now available from Argo Tractors dealerships throughout the UK and Ireland. The three-model line-up covers maximum power outputs from 141hp to 166hp for draft work and up to 176hp with ‘power boost’ automatically engaged, come with a choice […]

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A Premier agri contracting service

27 Feb , 2019  

Established in 1961, Cappawhite Agricultural Contractors Ltd is a leading contracting firm based in West Tipperary specialising in pit silage, baling, slurry spreading, reseeding, whole crop and maize harvesting, excavation work and hedge-cutting. From humble beginnings when Willie Barry started out with a Ferguson 20 and a few bits of equipment almost 60 year ago, […]

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Business is “absolutely flying” at Ballyhea Tyres Service

26 Feb , 2019  

Ballyhea Tyres Service in Co Cork has become renowned for its excellent service amongst its clients all over the Munster region. Irish Tractor & Agri heard all about the thriving company from its motivated Managing Director, Janmusz Adamowski. Ballyhea Tyres Service has earned quite a reputation for itself over the past decade or so and […]

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Taking pride in a friendly and personal service

23 Feb , 2019  

Michael Fitzpatrick Construction has been operating from Blacklion in Co Cavan for more than 40 years now, as a plant hire and construction company. Irish Tractor & Agri heard more from Peter Fitzpatrick, who is one of three men currently running the family business. As summer is coming to a close, Michael Fitzpatrick Construction is […]

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Lely Center Mullingar – the robotic milking and feeding experts

22 Feb , 2019  

Against a backdrop of long working hours, larger herds and difficulty sourcing labour, more and more Irish dairy farmers are turning to robotic milking. Since 2012, Lely Center Mullingar has earned a reputation as the leading robotic milking and feeding specialist in the East, Midlands and West. Located in the heart of Ireland, Lely Center […]