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Synonymous with quality potatoes

11 Jan , 2023  

Growing potatoes has been a way of life for the Battersby family in Ashbourne, Co. Meath for over 50 years. Trading as Rice’s Hill Farm Ltd, the Battersby’s are passionate about growing and supplying potatoes of the highest quality. From humble beginnings, Rice’s Hill Farm has become one of the main suppliers to Tayto Snacks […]

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Date announced – Maguire Agri Contracts upcoming sale of agricultural machinery

10 Jan , 2023  

On the 21st of January Euro Auctions offers a unique opportunity to acquire a consignment of specialist agricultural contracting machinery in the upcoming one-day sale from Maguire Agri Contracts which will take place at their Dromore site in Northern Ireland. Due to business diversification, the directors of Maguire Agri Contracts have appointed Euro Auctions to […]

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New version of Michelin ‘2-in-1’ tractor tyre launched

9 Jan , 2023  

Michelin has launched a new version of its ‘2-in-1’ EvoBib tyre – the first agricultural tyre on the market specifically designed to be used with Central Tyre Inflation Systems (CTIS), which makes it possible to obtain performance both on the road and in the field due to its adaptive design. In field use, the footprint […]

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Bord Bia welcome resumption of Irish beef exports to China

9 Jan , 2023  

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has confirmed the resumption of Irish beef exports to China. Beef shipments to China were suspended in May 2020 following the confirmation by DAFM of an isolated case of atypical BSE. Bord Bia CEO Jim O’Toole has welcomed the lifting of the suspension by the General […]

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Tynan Brothers have delivered decades of contracting excellence

9 Jan , 2023  

From their base just outside Durrow in County Laois, Tynan Brothers Agri provide local farmers with a full range of exceptional agricultural contracting solutions. We spoke to John Tynan – who has been contracting for coming up on half a century – about this industry-leading family-run enterprise and the fantastic fleet of fresh and immaculately-maintained […]

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Galway’s farm and industrial building specialists

5 Jan , 2023  

Based outside of Athenry, Co Galway, Earls Engineering Ltd is a leading force in the fabrication of steel frame buildings nationwide. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant touched base with Office Manager John Leahy to learn more about the ins and outs of the company, its current projects and the overall state of business at the […]

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Barron Machinery approaching 40 years in business

3 Jan , 2023  

Based in Rathnure, Co Wexford, Barron Machinery is a family-run business which supplies and services the needs of local farmers in the area. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant spoke with Managing Director Barry Barron to learn all about the ins and outs of the company – from its origins to the state of business today. […]

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Construction and Farming sectors account for almost three quarters of all work-related fatalities

3 Jan , 2023  

Provisional data from the HSA shows that 26 people lost their lives in work-related incidents in 2022 compared to 38 in 2021, representing the lowest figure recorded since the Authority was established over thirty years ago.  Summary of statistics reported by HSA are as follows: Releasing provisional annual statistics for 2022, the Health and Safety […]

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Forty years of contracting excellence

22 Dec , 2022  

Edward Thompson and his family have been providing a top-class agri contracting service to customers within a 20-mile radius of their Errill, Co. Laois base for the past 40 years. Since 2000, the business has traded as Thompson & Son Agri Ltd and continues to go from strength to strength. Specialising in pit and baled […]

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Annalitten Foods’ gold standard sustainability programme recognised

21 Dec , 2022  

Providing fresh Irish eggs since 1955, Annalitten Foods Ltd. has been recognised as a Gold Member of Origin Green Ireland’s pioneering sustainability programme – another landmark achievement for this industry-leading third-generation family business which is firmly established as one of Ireland’s largest and most conscientious egg producing, packing and distribution companies. Since its inception more […]