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Baling is a speciality for Cork contractor

26 Jan , 2023  

Michael John O’Sullivan and his son Michael run an agri-contracting business specialising in all aspects of baled silage and fertiliser spreading. Based in Mallow, Co. Cork, Michael John is also a grassland farmer who supplies baled silage to local farmers. “When you only specialise in one aspect of contracting, you have to get it right”. So says the Cork contractor whose round baling […]

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Serving the farming community for three generations

24 Jan , 2023  

D O’Brien & Sons Plant Hire & Construction is a customer-focused, third-generation family business that provides unrivalled concrete and plant hire solutions to farmers in counties Wicklow, Kildare and Carlow. We interrupted eponymous founder Donougha O’Brien’s busy schedule to discuss the full range of services offered and the magnificent fleet of machinery at hand. Specialising […]

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Providing the perfect residential, industrial and commercial engineering solutions

19 Jan , 2023  

Operating from Clane, Co Kildare, Weld Plant Ltd provides stainless-steel, aluminium and mild steel fabrication and manufacturing for all sectors. They also offer a mobile welding service. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant touched base with its Managing Director Michael Weld to learn all about the ins and outs of the company, its current projects and […]

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CE marked steel a prerequisite for farm buildings grant aid

17 Jan , 2023  

If you’re thinking of investing in a new farm building, be mindful that you won’t qualify for grant aid if your steel supplier isn’t CE marked. The advice from the Irish Association of Steel Fabricators (IASF), or Irish Steel as it’s more commonly known, is to make sure your steel comes from a fabricator that […]

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Evergreen Fields helps to reduce your fertiliser costs

13 Jan , 2023  

The all-time high cost of conventional fertiliser has farmers looking at alternatives. One of these is biosolids from wastewater treatment plants which promote similar plant growth and quality responses at a fraction of the cost. Evergreen Fields in Dunmore, Co. Galway are the market leaders in the supply of biosolids as a low-cost fertiliser to […]

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Synonymous with quality potatoes

11 Jan , 2023  

Growing potatoes has been a way of life for the Battersby family in Ashbourne, Co. Meath for over 50 years. Trading as Rice’s Hill Farm Ltd, the Battersby’s are passionate about growing and supplying potatoes of the highest quality. From humble beginnings, Rice’s Hill Farm has become one of the main suppliers to Tayto Snacks […]

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Tynan Brothers have delivered decades of contracting excellence

9 Jan , 2023  

From their base just outside Durrow in County Laois, Tynan Brothers Agri provide local farmers with a full range of exceptional agricultural contracting solutions. We spoke to John Tynan – who has been contracting for coming up on half a century – about this industry-leading family-run enterprise and the fantastic fleet of fresh and immaculately-maintained […]

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Galway’s farm and industrial building specialists

5 Jan , 2023  

Based outside of Athenry, Co Galway, Earls Engineering Ltd is a leading force in the fabrication of steel frame buildings nationwide. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant touched base with Office Manager John Leahy to learn more about the ins and outs of the company, its current projects and the overall state of business at the […]

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Barron Machinery approaching 40 years in business

3 Jan , 2023  

Based in Rathnure, Co Wexford, Barron Machinery is a family-run business which supplies and services the needs of local farmers in the area. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant spoke with Managing Director Barry Barron to learn all about the ins and outs of the company – from its origins to the state of business today. […]

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Forty years of contracting excellence

22 Dec , 2022  

Edward Thompson and his family have been providing a top-class agri contracting service to customers within a 20-mile radius of their Errill, Co. Laois base for the past 40 years. Since 2000, the business has traded as Thompson & Son Agri Ltd and continues to go from strength to strength. Specialising in pit and baled […]