Farmer of the Year David dedicates award to his family

28 Jul , 2020  

Upon being named as the 2019 Zurich Farm Insurance Farming Independent Farmer of the Year, young Tipperary man David Russell was quick to point out that it was a team effort that contributed to this landmark national success, with his parents Loughlin and Antoinette instrumental in the evolution of Corbally House as a progressive dairy […]


Noel Feeney – passionate about farming

24 Jul , 2020  

The majority of farmers are passionate about their careers, but they are some that speak out in defending the industry and seeking better conditions. Noel Feeney has spent a lifetime voicing the concerns of farmers around the country, in his role with the Agricultural Consultants Association. The ACA was established in 1979 with its business […]


New Michelin Agricultural Tyres launched

22 Jul , 2020  

Michelin has introduced a new version of its popular MachXBib agricultural tyres, featuring a revised tread pattern, designed to improve endurance, traction and resistance to stubble damage. Ideally suited to high horsepower tractors, delivering between 160-300hp, the new MachXBib design will initially be launched in three sizes traditionally used on the front axle – 600/65 […]


Derek Stewart Agricultural Contracting – a family affair

21 Jul , 2020  

Derek Stewart Agricultural Contracting in Co Longford sees itself as a “one-stop shop” for all of its clients’ agri contracting needs. Irish Tractor & Agri heard all about the business – from its origins to the work it carries out nowadays – from Derek himself. Based in Ballinamore, Killashee, Co Longford, Derek Stewart heads up […]


Flying the flag for Fendt in Northern Ireland and Donegal

17 Jul , 2020  

The opening of a new Fendt-dedicated depot in Lisburn by machinery dealership John McElderry (M&T) Ltd has seen the brand go from strength to strength in Northern Ireland and Co. Donegal in the last two years. While McElderry’s have been Fendt dealers since 2003, and have also held the Massey Ferguson franchise since 1948, the decision to open the […]


Hatton Produce – a real growing concern

13 Jul , 2020  

Hatton Produce is a leading producer of potatoes, cereals, carrots and Christmas trees which has several long-term contracts with stores and wholesalers, whom they supply potatoes to on a weekly basis. Based in Davidstown, Co. Wexford, the third-generation family business grows 450 acres of potatoes per annum, 1,000 acres of cereals, 20 acres of carrots […]


Michelin publishes 10-point pre-harvest tyre check

7 Jul , 2020  

With harvesting approaching, leading tyre manufacturer Michelin has published a 10-point tyre check that farmers and contractors are urged to undertake before activities get underway. Taking combine harvesters as the model, operators are advised to check for accidental damage left over from last year, looking for bulges, cuts and tears, as well as tread and […]


McKelvey Harvesting are clearfelling experts

7 Jul , 2020  

Employing 24 staff and running 15 forwarders and harvesters, McKelvey Harvesting Ltd is the largest timber harvesting company in the North-West. Managing director Seamus McKelvey explains more about his busy operation. The Ballybofey, Co. Donegal-based company specialises in clearfelling which is the harvesting of all marketable trees at the end of a forest rotation, generally between ages 30 and 50 […]


‘The Tractor People’ for 50 years

3 Jul , 2020  

When it comes to Massey Ferguson, Martin’s Garage in Bailieboro, Co. Cavan is recognised as one of the leading dealerships in the country. This year is a very significant one for the family-run business which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Martin’s Garage Bailieboro Ltd was established in 1969 by the late Freddie Martin who initially carried out repairs on a wide range […]


Liam Walsh & Co celebrates 25 years in business

30 Jun , 2020  

Specialising in assisting farmers with the various grants and agricultural schemes available to them, Liam Walsh & Co Ltd is celebrating 25 years in business. The leading private agricultural advisory and consultancy firm was established in Ballina, Co. Mayo in 1995 and has since expanded to open further offices in Birr, Co. Offaly, Maam Cross, […]