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A growing concern

23 Jun , 2015  

Swanlinbar Mushrooms was established in 1988 as growers of quality mushrooms. The family-run business produces approximately 17,000kg of mushrooms per week which they supply exclusively to Monaghan Mushrooms. Founder and managing director Danny Malanaphy started out with five small tunnels in Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan producing 6,000kg of mushrooms per week. Five years ago, he effectively […]

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McCarthy Plant & Agri celebrate two decades

22 Jun , 2015  

For any business to reach their 20th anniversary is a remarkable achievement given the volatile economic climate that we live in. For this month’s edition of Irish Tractor & Agri we profile Cork based McCarthy Plant & Agri Sales Ltd and speak to company managing director Tim McCarthy about the success of the business over […]

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Evolution, Expansion, Excellence

22 Jun , 2015  

Smyths Daleside in County Donegal, is one of the most modern mills in the country.  It has a heritage of producing superior animal feeds since 1865 and currently serves an extensive customer base right across the northern half of Ireland. To get an insight into this “feed solution” business, we spoke to Ray Winters (General […]

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Cotter & Keane continue to deliver …

19 Jun , 2015  

Animal feeds supplier Cotter & Keane Ltd have been at the forefront in their field of expertise for many decades as the company celebrated 100 years of business in 2013. The Cork based company entered an elite group in this country by reaching such a landmark and the family run business is still going as […]

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Landmark year for College Proteins

19 Jun , 2015  

College Proteins, the leading bio-waste management company based in Nobber, Co. Meath, is celebrating 25 years in business. Here, we take a look at the history and success of the family-run business which is headed up by Belfast native John Gilroy. Since 1989, College Proteins has become one of Ireland’s foremost rendering companies, consisting of […]

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A proud family tradition

17 Jun , 2015  

For some, agricultural contracting is simply in the blood. We caught up with one such individual, Poyntzpass-based Ivan Megaw, who has been providing an outstanding service to local farmers for quarter of a century. Ivan told us about the history of his business and the services provided. Of course, we also took a quick peek […]

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No frills; no nonsense

17 Jun , 2015  

Agricultural contracting is about getting the job done. It’s not about flashy ’14-reg tractors and machinery. Clare contractor Shane Nolan provides an efficient, cost-effective and dependable service using an exceptionally well-maintained fleet. We spoke to Shane about his common-sense, no-nonsense and professional approach. The thing about 14-reg tractors and machinery is that somebody, somewhere along […]

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Nothing plastic about WRS

16 Jun , 2015  

Recognised as one of Ireland’s leading skip hire and recycling companies since the 1980s, Waste Recovery Services (WRS) has branched into the farm plastics recycling sector in recent years. Operations director Shane Dunlea explains more. Established in Fermoy, Co. Cork by Shane’s father John, WRS has nearly 30 years’ experience in the waste management industry, […]

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It’s all about the product and the service at CFM

15 Jun , 2015  

2015 is a landmark year for Castlebar Farm Machinery as they celebrate an incredible 50 years in business. Twenty-fourteen also marks their 40th year as a Case tractor agent. We met up with managing director Tom Jennings to get an update on the fantastic range of products and services provided by Mayo’s premier provider of agricultural […]

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Providing an exceptional service for over three decades

15 Jun , 2015  

For the past 31 years, Roger Perry has been providing a top-quality agricultural contracting service from his base in Athy, County Kildare. We caught up with Roger to get an insight into the history of the business and the range of services offered to farmers’ exact specifications.  We also take a look at the impressive […]

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