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HSA farm safety blitz to focus on livestock handling

24 Jan , 2020  

Farmers preparing for calving season have been warned that ‘there’s no such thing as a quiet cow’. Planning a fortnight-long farm inspection campaign from Monday, January 27, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) hopes to carry out 300 inspections with the focus on working safely with livestock. In 2019, six of the 18 farm fatalities […]

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KCDFRS Carlow branch celebrates first year in business

24 Jan , 2020  

Opened in July 2018, FRS’s Carlow office and agri supplies store has enjoyed a very successful first year in business as manager Noel James explains. Located on the same site as Carlow Mart, Carlow is a sub-office of the KCDFRS (Kilkenny & Carlow District Farm Relief Services) head office in Cillin Hill, Kilkenny. KCDFRS is […]

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New additions to Salley silage fleet

22 Jan , 2020  

The silage season is upon us and Kildare-based agricultural contractor John Salley & Sons have added some new pieces of high end machinery to its already impressive fleet. Operating from Cadamstown, Broadford, Co. Kildare (Eircode W91XP7A ) which is just off the old main Dublin-Galway road, John Salley & Sons have been providing a top-class […]

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Gigginstown houses Ireland’s premier Angus herd

21 Jan , 2020  

This year’s annual Gigginstown House Aberdeen-Angus Sale took place at Fennor Farm, Mullingar on Easter Saturday, April 20th. Farm families from all over Ireland travelled to the midlands to see the magnificent stock prepared by farm manager Joe O’Mahony and his team. Irish Tractor & Agri had a chat with the affable Cork man who […]

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Komatsu launches new compact wheel loader pitched at farm, waste & mid-sized commercial users

20 Jan , 2020  

Ireland’s compact-class wheel loader segment has a new challenger in the form of Komatsu’s WA80M-8 model,  sales of which have commenced here. Pitched at farmers, agricultural and landscape contractors, bulk material providers and waste processors, the WA80M-8 is described by its distributor, John O’Brien, director of McHale Plant Sales as a ‘reliable and versatile’ all-rounder. […]

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Looking after their own

17 Jan , 2020  

This past December saw Naughton Farm Machinery open a brand new premises just outside Roscommon Town. Irish Tractor & Agri got the lowdown from Enda Naughton about the business which provides a comprehensive range of agri services to its customers. Business has been good lately for the Naughton family and the ambition for Enda Naughton […]

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A. Cloke & Sons Ltd reach Ruby Anniversary

16 Jan , 2020  

Reaching 40 years in business is an incredible achievement especially for one that has relied heavily on the construction industry down through the years. As we all know, when a recession hits these shores, the building trade is hit first and hit hardest, so to come through these sort of tribulations is a testament to […]

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No.1 in Galway for agri machinery, parts and service

13 Jan , 2020  

Located in Kilconnell, near Ballinasloe, in County Galway, renowned John Deere specialists Paraic Dwyer Agri & Auto Parts are main Farmhand dealers (covering Krone, Amazone, Quicke, APV and Zuidberg) and have recently been appointed main dealers for Cross Agricultural Engineering. We touched base with founder Paraic Dwyer to find out more about this versatile, progressive […]

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Fuelling a better future

10 Jan , 2020  

From their processing facility near Mohill in Co. Leitrim, McCauley Wood Fuels produce dried WFQA (Wood Fuel Quality Assured) certified wood fuels for the North-West and Midlands of Ireland. Last year, the family-run business processed enough wood biomass to heat the equivalent of 1,285 homes for a whole year, which is more than 10% of […]

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60 years and counting … Ballymahon Mart has a big birthday coming up

8 Jan , 2020  

In April of 2020, Ballymahon Mart (Longford) will celebrate the milestone of 60 years trading. Mart Manager John O’Hanlon reflects on the changes that have occurred down through the years and their plans to keep pace with an ever-changing and challenging trading environment. Longford/Westmeath Farmers’ Mart Ltd is commonly known as Ballymahon Mart and is […]