Egan Agri Services continues to grow from strength to strength

14 Feb , 2023  

Based in Curraghboy, Co Roscommon, Egan Agri Services is a quality agricultural contracting service which uses modern, up to date machinery and competent operators to deliver for its customers. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant caught up with Managing Director Eddie Egan to find out all about the company – from its origins to the overall […]


‘Online sales is one of the best things to happen’

9 Feb , 2023  

This September marks a decade-and-a-half since Ray Doyle assumed the position of Livestock and Environmental Policy Director at Irish Cooperative Organisation Society (ICOS) and Irish Tractor Agri & Plant caught up with the Kildare native to get his views on the country’s livestock market today. Originally formed in 1894, the Irish Cooperative Organisation Society (ICOS) […]


Murray Contracts provide a mint service

7 Feb , 2023  

Murray Contracts is a leading agri contracting firm specialising in pit silage, round baling, slurry spreading and tillage. The company operates from Killylea, Co. Armagh and has customers in Armagh, Monaghan and Louth. Established in 1999 by Melvin Murray, the business continues to go from strength to strength by providing superior service and complete customer […]


The Clogher Mart report

2 Feb , 2023  

Located in the heart of Tyrone, Clogher Mart has been serving the local and wider farming community since 1954. It has earned a reputation as one of the leading livestock auctions in Northern Ireland, attracting livestock and customers from all over the province to its weekly cattle and sheep sales. Clogher Mart has been owned […]


Tinsley Contracts provides an exceptional service

31 Jan , 2023  

Tinsley Contracts has been synonymous with agri contracting in and around Dromara, Co. Down for almost half a century. Specialising in pit silage, whole crop silage, slurry spreading, lime spreading, dung spreading, ploughing and sowing, the family-run operation has earned a reputation for quality, reliability and value-for-money. Samuel Tinsley has been involved in the business […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]