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Conly Agri makes the cut

17 Apr , 2015  

The summer months are upon us and in the farming community that points to one thing, making silage. The adverse weather conditions in Ireland mean that cutting silage is not a procedure that can be achieved at the same time every year, but when we do get ‘dry spells’, it is essential for agricultural contractors […]

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Rhyno take action

17 Apr , 2015  

It is every company’s aim to continuously look at ways to improve the service that they provide their customers, even businesses that have been operating since the dawn of time! One such firm is Kerry based Rhyno Quality Feeds, which has been supplying animal feeds to an extensive customer base since early in the twentieth […]

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A landmark year for Armstrong Machinery

16 Apr , 2015  

To coincide with Armstrong Machinery Ltd.’s 60th-anniversary celebrations, we dropped into their Lusk base and got an insight into the history and current well-being of this long-standing family business from director Charles Hutcheson. Twenty-fourteen is a very special year for Armstrong Machinery Ltd.in Lusk, North County Dublin, which is celebrating 60 years in business. To […]

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A decade of driving excellence

16 Apr , 2015  

For ten years and counting, O’Brien Brothers Transport Ltd. has been providing a first-class service. Having started life as a livestock exportation specialist, the business has expanded and diversified to also embrace continental refrigerated distribution. Irish Tractor & Agri travelled to the company HQ in Ballyorgan, County Limerick to get an insight into the history […]

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Teemore: No. 1 in animal comfort

9 Apr , 2015  

Teemore Engineering Ltd is a leading manufacturer of cow cubicles and is the UK and Irish distributors for Jourdain livestock tubular products, Bioret mattresses and floorings systems, Richel storage tunnels and also distributes Easy-fix rubber products throughout the UK. Specialising in cattle, sheep, goat and equine equipment as well as general engineering, this Fermanagh based […]

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A champion veterinary practice

7 Apr , 2015  

Murphy Sheerin Veterinary Surgery in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow is not just synonymous with quality healthcare for animals of all sizes; it is also closely associated with the GAA thanks to the success of practice co-owner Tommy Murphy on the playing fields. Tommy, who played football for Baltinglass, Wicklow and Leinster, is the only man in […]

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Bringing home the bacon

2 Apr , 2015  

The Moore family has been operating a successful pig production business for over 40 years in Offaly and Carlow. Mattie Moore explains more. When Patrick Moore started out with a single sow in the early 1970s, he could scarcely have imagined how big his business would become. Nowadays, the family keeps 1,800 sows at their […]

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Used tractors you can trust

24 Mar , 2015  

Mid Antrim Tractors are one of the leading farm machinery exporters in Ireland, selling tractors and handlers worldwide from their base in Ballyclare. Their products can be tailored precisely to their customers needs and are very much in demand according to Export Manager Andrew Mawhinney. Based in Ballyclare, Co Antrim, Mid Antrim Tractors are a […]

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Kildorough Mushrooms continue to grow

23 Mar , 2015  

The business of growing mushrooms has been ongoing in Ireland for many, many years and they are used extensively in cooking, in various cuisines. Mushrooms are a low-calorie food eaten cooked or raw and as garnish to a meal. Dietary mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins, while when exposed to ultraviolet light, vitamin […]

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Thomas is keeping her Country

20 Mar , 2015  

Country Crest is one of the largest growers of potatoes and onions in Ireland and owners Michael and Gabriel Hoey are passionate about their company and its produce. In Thomas Murphy they found a like-minded individual to manage their farm. “Farming a 3,000 acre site is a big responsibility. You go to bed at night […]