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 […]



SEEFA cautiously welcomes new package for ash dieback-affected farmers and awaits further details

2 May , 2024  

The Social, Economic Environmental Forestry Association of Ireland welcomes yesterday’s preliminary announcement from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine of a €79.5 million package for landowners affected by ash dieback. The scheme, approved by Cabinet yesterday, offers farmers a €5,000 payment for the loss of their ash crop. However, precise details concerning timelines, […]


Ashleigh Farms leads the way for quality and sustainability

1 May , 2024  

Ashleigh Farms Ltd is a third-generation family pig farm in West Waterford which places a strong emphasis on welfare, innovation and the environment. From humble beginnings in the early 1960s when David McGrath started out with just two sows, Ashleigh Farms has grown into a successful 2,000-sow enterprise with units in Ballinameela, Knocknaglogh and Caliso […]


Feeding champions since 1865

25 Apr , 2024  

With a renowned reputation and history of producing high quality animal feeds, Smyths Daleside is the leading animal feed manufacturer in the North West of Ireland, serving an extensive customer base across the northern half of Ireland. Located at Ballindrait, just outside Lifford in County Donegal, and milling since 1965, Smyths Daleside boasts a stellar […]


Much more than an agri contractor

23 Apr , 2024  

Shane Nolan combines running his busy agri contracting and tillage enterprises with John Deere transmission repairs and servicing. Based on the edge of the Burren in Finavara, Co. Clare, Shane left his electronics job in Dublin in 1995 to return home to take over his father Jimmy’s small farm and contracting business. He was initially […]


John Cummins Tyres celebrates 25 years

18 Apr , 2024  

John Cummins Tyres Ltd in Tullaroan, Co. Kilkenny is celebrating 25 years as one of the leading tyre depots in the region. While the agri sector accounts for 60% of his overall turnover, John Cummins supplies and fits tyres for all vehicle types, from passenger cars up to the largest earthmovers. He has a wide […]


Hatton Produce diversifying and moving with the times

11 Apr , 2024  

Hatton Produce is an exceptional third-generation family business based in Ballyeden, County Wexford and synonymous with growing high-quality potatoes and cereal. To futureproof this model family farming enterprise, the Hattons have also diversified into dairy. We touched base with Henry and Serena to get an update. In farming, to stand still is to regress and […]


RT ProArm Hedgecutter: built by contractors for contractors

9 Apr , 2024  

RT Sales Ltd is home of the new and innovative RT ProArm Hedgecutter which is attracting considerable interest from far and wide. Committed to providing the best Design, Performance and Production of quality hedge cutters, coupled with over 25 years’ experience in hedge cutting contracting, RT Sales Ltd has now brought its own unique RT ProArm range to the market. These machines are manufactured […]


Fran Cullen has the Merlo telehandler for you

4 Apr , 2024  

Take the weight off your shoulders with a new or used Merlo telehandler from Fran Cullen Merlo Parts & Sales in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Fran has been supplying Merlo telehandlers to the construction and agricultural sectors for the past 23 years. He also provides an unrivalled parts and backup service, and has recently seen an […]



Clements Contracting and Milltown Farm a winning combination

2 Apr , 2024  

Clements Contracting provides exceptional agri contracting services to customers within a 25-mile radius of its base in Rathnew, County Wicklow, where founder William Clements also runs a mixed farming enterprise alongside his father, John. The farming and contracting businesses complement one another perfectly, as we discovered when touching base with William on Milltown Farm in […]