The north west’s premier farm building specialists

5 Jun , 2024  

Based on outskirts of Letterkenny, Co Donegal, THG Contracts are specialists when it comes to shuttering, tanks, sheds, concrete and milking parlours. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant touched base with proprietor Joe O’Donnell to hear more about the company’s services, projects and overall hopes for 2024. These are busy times at THG Contracts and the plan […]


Biggest consignment of New Holland tractors recently sold at auction

8 Feb , 2024  

The first used construction and agricultural machinery sale of 2024 at the Euro Auctions flagship site in Leeds, between 24th-27th January, proved that quality machinery will always attract the crowds. In all, 6,500 lots went over the ramp making a hammer total of £55.6 million, 40% of which came from the floor on the day, […]


Kiely a name synonymous with farm buildings

4 May , 2021  

Waterford is known for many things, but one that not many may know about is the high-quality farm building contractors that operate in the region. For this month’s edition of Irish Tractor, we profile one of, or indeed the best farm building contractor in the county as we focus on Dermot Kiely Construction Ltd. The […]


Influencing margins through grassland management

22 Nov , 2017  

Farming is all about margins and Grass Technology Ltd.’s Grass Tech Grazer – the brainchild of industrial engineer and farmer Jim Barron – is the ideal solution for dairy farmers looking to maximise output from their herd and pasture while keeping production costs to a minimum. We travelled to Borris in County Carlow to find […]


A top service from O’Connor Roofing

19 Jul , 2016  

Farm buildings have become an integral part of any farm and high standards have to be met in order to meet the regulations that are in place. That is why when farmers are constructing buildings on their premises; they want quality products at competitive prices. Each year, millions of euro are invested in farm buildings. […]



One of Ireland’s premier dairy hygiene specialist

10 Feb , 2016  

Lir Agri is a relatively-new local Irish company that specialises in producing a premium range of high-quality dairy hygiene products, which are developed and manufactured here in Ireland. We visited the innovative operation’s base in Granard, County Longford to find out more from founder / Michéal Savage. Lir Agri is at the forefront of dairy […]


Milking away

15 Dec , 2015  

The future is bright for dairy farmers throughout the country. We caught up with Wexford-based milk producer Ger Lyons to get his take on the abolition of the EU milk quotas and what it means for his operation. Dairy farmers work hard every day to bring fresh, great tasting and wholesome milk products to the kitchen table. […]


Michelin unveils Agri Concept Tyre with unique tread pattern

12 Mar , 2015  

Michelin has unveiled what it believes will be the next generation of agricultural tyres. The concept tyre has a tread pattern shaped like an ear of wheat – distinctly different to the conventional V-shaped or herringbone design that farmers know so well. It features a central rigid rubber block formed by the wheat grains with […]