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Meeting the demand

22 May , 2020  

Established in 1994, Grant Plant & Construction Ltd specialises agricultural and industrial buildings. Over the last three decades, the company has firmly established itself as a leader in the farm and industrial steel-framed buildings sector.  Based in Magherafelt, Co Derry, the business is an expert in all types of buildings and can construct any type […]

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New compact tractors from John Deere

20 May , 2020  

John Deere has announced a number of updates to the company’s comprehensive compact tractor range for 2020, which includes 13 models in six Series from 25 to 66hp. The main change is prompted by the latest Stage V emissions regulations in Europe, which are designed to limit ultrafine particulate emissions in all engines above 25hp […]

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New M Series front loaders are light and versatile

20 May , 2020  

Following the successful R Series announced in 2015, the extended John Deere range now includes an additional four models covering a variety of applications, from standard loader tasks to operations requiring premium performance and comfort. The M Series has been specifically designed for customers who need a versatile, lighter loader at an attractive price. For […]

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It’s in the blood for McGrath Agri Contractors

19 May , 2020  

McGrath Agri Contractors and Kiltown Agri Services are part of a family run business that provides an efficient and loyal service to a large customer base. For this month’s edition of Irish Tractor & Agri, we profile the McGrath family, who are based in Kiltown, The Rower, Co. Kilkenny. Thomas, Dermot and Patrick McGrath with […]

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Northern Ireland farmer praises Michelin airless tyre

18 May , 2020  

A Northern Ireland farmer has spoken in praise of Michelin’s X Tweel SSL airless tyre and wheel combination – after becoming the first person in the country to put them into operation. William Smyth, who runs a dairy and beef farm in County Antrim, has been running the fitments for more than a year after […]

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Orby In-Parlour Feeding Systems – Where Tradition meets Technology

15 May , 2020  

Orby Engineering is a long-established company with over 60 years engineering experience and is renowned for manufacturing a range of livestock feeding equipment for the agricultural sector. The company (originally based in Portadown) was founded by Orby Brown, who led the family-owned business for many years. When the company came up for sale three years ago […]

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John Deere Connected Support proves its worth

13 May , 2020  

John Deere Connected SupportTM is proving its worth to farmers and dealers during the coronavirus lockdown. Service technicians can remotely dial into customers’ machines to identify potential faults in a timely manner, fix errors that may become a problem and help operators to set up or adjust their machines. This helps to maximise uptime and […]

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Annalitten Foods – one of the best in the business

12 May , 2020  

Based just outside Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, Annalitten Foods, which also trades as Annalitten Farm Eggs has been supplying quality fresh Irish Eggs since 1955. Irish Tractor & Agri learned more about the third generation family business from Michael O’Reilly recently. These are busy times at Annalitten Farm Eggs but, then again, there’s seldom been a […]

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Joint road safety appeal from IFA and RSA as silage season gets underway

11 May , 2020  

With silage cutting season underway, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are making a joint appeal to drivers of farming machinery and vulnerable road users to share the road safely. The IFA has already urged farm families to be very vigilant about safety around the farmyard and is now extending […]

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Miller Bedding – animal bedding specialists

8 May , 2020  

Miller Bedding provides exceptional animal bedding across Northern Ireland. With a background in agriculture and a passion for animal welfare, it was established by the Miller family in 2014 to source and supply animal bedding, primarily for dairy farmers. A sister company of recyclable material transport specialist DA Miller & Sons (Transport) Ltd and operating from the same premises in Claudy, Miller Bedding delivers a full range […]

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