The north west’s premier farm building specialists

5 Jun , 2024  

Based on outskirts of Letterkenny, Co Donegal, THG Contracts are specialists when it comes to shuttering, tanks, sheds, concrete and milking parlours. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant touched base with proprietor Joe O’Donnell to hear more about the company’s services, projects and overall hopes for 2024. These are busy times at THG Contracts and the plan […]


First look at host of new John Deere products at Cereals

31 May , 2024  

Farmers will get their first look at John Deere’s new S7 Series combines at Cereals as the company showcases a whole range of product launches and updates announced in the past few months. Hugely popular across the world, four new models are now available to arable farmers from the 449hp S7 700 up to the […]


Teagasc hold Pig Open Day

31 May , 2024  

The Teagasc Pig Development Department held their Pig Open Day in two locations, Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research & Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, County Cork on Wednesday, 22nd May and Friday, 24th May in Ballyhaise Agricultural College, County Cavan. Delegates were welcomed to the event in Cork by the Director of Teagasc, Professor Frank O’Mara. […]


McConaghy Contracts – Three generations of agri contracting success

30 May , 2024  

Based in Bushmills, Co Antrim, McConaghy Contracts specialises in general contracting, silage, barley, ploughing and sowing. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant caught up with Andrew McConaghy at the start of the year to hear about recent additions to their machinery fleet and the overall state of business. McConaghy Contracts is a company which has seen its […]


R Hillis Contracts – a family tradition

23 May , 2024  

R Hillis Contracts Ltd is a fourth-generation agri contracting business specialising in pit and baled silage, dung and slurry spreading, crop harvesting, reseeding, hedge-cutting, dump trailer and digger work. Based in Newry, Co. Down, R Hillis Contracts continues to go from strength to strength after almost 80 years in business. The contracting firm has provided […]


McPhillips Woodshavings adds to product range

21 May , 2024  

One of Ireland’s leading distributors of wood shavings for the past 45 years, McPhillips Woodshavings Ltd in Newbliss, Co. Monaghan is now supplying straw chip which is an increasingly popular form of animal bedding. The idea to supply straw chip, or milled straw as it’s also known, came about during the Covid-19 lockdown when sawmills […]


Daly’s Garage has the right tractor for you

15 May , 2024  

As new tractor prices continue to sky-rocket, more and more farmers and contractors are turning to the second-hand market in their search for a value-for-money alternative. And they don’t have to look any further than Daly’s Garage in Clongeel, Co. Cork for used tractors of the highest quality. Established in 1980, Daly’s Garage is a […]


Doyle Farm Buildings celebrates 35 years of excellence

9 May , 2024  

Doyle Farm Buildings has been providing exceptional agricultural building services from St Mullin’s, Co. Carlow for the past 35 years. The family-run business offers a wide range of farm and industrial buildings which are manufactured to the highest standards and to your exact requirements. From humble beginnings in 1989, Doyle Farm Buildings has become synonymous […]


New Zealand Dairy Careers and Farm Relief Services (FRS) Announce an Exciting Work Exchange Scheme for Young Dairy Farmers From New Zealand and Ireland

8 May , 2024  

New Zealand Dairy Careers (NZDC) and Farm Relief Services (FRS) have announced their collaboration to offer an Immigration New Zealand approved Work Exchange Scheme, providing opportunities for 18-30-year-old dairy farmers from New Zealand and Ireland. NZDC is the only Immigration New Zealand approved organization that holds this accreditation for the dairy industry which enables people […]



AD plant would be ‘transformative’ for R&R Farm

7 May , 2024  

These are exciting times for R&R Farm which is planning to build an anaerobic digester (AD) plant on its farm in East Cork. The fourth-generation tillage enterprise, which has additional rented satellite farms within a 15km radius of the home farm in Mogeely and hosted the National Ploughing Championships in 2005, sees the potential integration of an anaerobic digester as a transformative step towards a more […]