A farm design and planning service like no other

18 May , 2023  

Twelve years on from its inception, Agri Design and Planning Services is now firmly established as Ireland’s premier provider of bespoke, professional and value-added farm building and farmyard design services. We travelled to Tipperary and touched bas with founder / proprietor Aidan Kelly to get an update on this remarkable success story. As the name […]


Tom Shaw Farm Machinery celebrates 35 years

11 May , 2023  

Celebrating 35 years in business, Tom Shaw Farm Machinery Ltd is a leading tractor and machinery dealership based outside Birr in Co. Offaly. The family-run business holds a number of well-known franchises, including Krone, McHale, Amazone, HiSpec, Quicke, APV and SAME / Deutz-Fahr, and also stocks a large range of second-hand machinery. From humble beginnings […]


Swaine Agri on the right Rhode with Valtra

3 May , 2023  

Swaine Agri has gone from strength to strength since it was appointed Valtra dealer for Co. Offaly, north Kildare and north Laois in 2020. The Finnish brand has proven to be a resounding success for the Rhode, Co. Offaly dealership which has sold over 50 new units to date, despite supply issues caused by the […]


Kelly Bros Monasterevin celebrating 30 years

26 Apr , 2023  

For three decades and counting, brothers Pat and Leo Kelly have been delivering a full range of top-class agricultural contracting services to clients within a 45-mile radius of Monasterevin. We travelled to County Kildare and interrupted the latter’s busy schedule to find out more about the exceptional farmer-focused, family-operated enterprise that is Kelly Bros Agri […]


Picture-perfect agri contracting services

24 Apr , 2023  

Operating within one of the island’s most picturesque and historic settings, G Ramage & Son have been providing a full range of exceptional agri contracting services for half a century and counting. We travelled to Antrim’s stunning north coast and interrupted Daniel Ramage’s busy schedule to get an insight into this outstanding, long-established family enterprise. […]


Sligo dairy farmer Christopher Tuffy makes history

19 Apr , 2023  

Progressive dairy farmer Christopher Tuffy wrote a special piece of history for himself in late November, 2022, when he became the first Sligo man to be crowned FBD Young Farmer of the Year. We interrupted Christopher’s busy schedule to find out what it means to him to take this prestigious award home to the Yeats […]


Kanturk Livestock Mart thrives as it moves with the times

12 Apr , 2023  

Kanturk Livestock Mart has adapted and evolved in line with the unprecedented changing times we are living in. As another successful and busy year at this progressive and popular north west Cork co-operative mart comes to a close, we touched base with manager Seamus O’Keeffe to get an update. The pandemic brought many worries and […]


AG Ross – three generations of agri contracting excellence  

5 Apr , 2023  

Based outside of Mallow, Co Cork, AG Ross Agri Ltd is a leader when it comes to agri services in the North Cork region. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant spoke with Alan Ross to learn more about the ins and outs of a proud family business that has origins dating back more than four decades. […]


Colin’s focus is on healthy, high-performance pigs

30 Mar , 2023  

Running a fully-integrated farrow-to-finish pig farm at Lombardstown, County Cork in partnership with his father Owen, Colin Twomey doubles up as Account Manager Swine for Swinco International with responsibility for the Irish market. We interrupted his busy schedule to discuss pig nutrition, welfare and performance. Having worked with pigs all his life, Colin Twomey understands […]



Excellence in agri contracting for half a century

28 Mar , 2023  

Based outside of Rathmore, Co Kerry, Pat Cronin & Sons is an agricultural contracting firm which has generations of experience under its belt. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant recently caught up with Paudie Cronin to hear more about the state of business at the moment for the family-run company, its machinery and overall hopes heading […]