JDH Farms – Bringing home the bacon

14 Sep , 2023  

JDH Farms Ltd is a 370-sow enterprise run by brothers Dermot and Joe Healy near Tullow, Co. Carlow. While JDH Farms has been in business for less than a decade, the brothers are third-generation pig farmers. The Healy’s are one of just 230 commercial pig producers in Ireland who operate about 400 farms between them. Incredibly, these 230 producers support over 8,000 jobs […]


Cunningham Agri Contractors fully focused on farmers’ needs

12 Sep , 2023  

For a dozen years and counting, Cunningham Agri Contractors have been delivering a full range of prompt, efficient and professional agri contracting services to meet the exact needs of farmers within a 30km radius of Tuam in County Galway. We headed west and caught up with founder and proprietor Barry Cunningham to find out more […]


Talamh Contracts has hit the ground running 

6 Sep , 2023  

Operating out of Lusk, Co Dublin, Talamh Contracts Ltd is an environmental road maintenance specialist and contracting business renowned for its excellent service. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant caught up with company co-director Cillian Burke to find out what it has been up to lately.  Business continues to go strong at Talamh Contracts since being […]


“Forests are best served by farmers” – Marina Conway (Western Forestry Co-op)

30 Aug , 2023  

Thanks to the unprecedented range of generous supports available to farmers, there has never been a better time to consider combining farming and forestry. We touched base with Western Forestry Co-op CEO Marina Conway to look at the many benefits of farm afforestation and why it is imperative that farmers retain ownership of their land. […]


Synonymous with grain handling and drying equipment

23 Aug , 2023  

Panford Ltd has been providing grain handling and drying equipment solutions to farmers since 1965. Established by Liam O’Brien and now fronted by his son Fergus, Panford Ltd is a leading manufacturer of grain handling equipment, grain dryers, dust, fume and odour control systems, industrial fan applications and heating systems. The family-run business offers a […]


Rachel leading by example at Salesian Agricultural College Pallaskenry 

17 Aug , 2023  

Recently appointed to the role of Farm Operations Manager at Salesian Agricultural College Pallaskenry, Rachel McNamara is imbued with a tremendous passion for and innate understanding of all things farming. We interrupted the Cork woman’s busy schedule to get an update on activities at Ireland’s premier working agri college.  Nestling within a 550-acre estate of […]


Hunter Kane & Son expands product lines

15 Aug , 2023  

These are exciting times for Hunter Kane & Son who recently added SlurryQuip, Indespension and Carter to their impressive stable of product lines, and received an award in November 2021 for being the largest Pottinger silage wagon dealer in the UK and Ireland, and fifth largest in the world. Based in Ballintoy, just outside Ballycastle in Co. Antrim, Hunter Kane & Son […]


A professional fallen animal collection service

10 Aug , 2023  

Ward Waste Products Ltd in Tournafulla, Co. Limerick has been providing a professional fallen animal collection service for over 60 years. The family-run business also specialises in all aspects of waste management, including general haulage and skip hire. Operating all over Munster under the Department of Agriculture’s Fallen Animals Scheme, Ward Waste Products was established […]


GP Wood growing sustainability – like its forests

2 Aug , 2023  

GP Wood is one of Ireland’s largest suppliers of sawn softwood products and this past April saw a significant milestone reached for the Cork-based company. Therefore, Irish Tractor & Agri Plant felt the timing was perfect to profile the country’s busiest and most technologically advanced sawmill operation. The busy times continue at GP Wood where […]


Sharp fall in 2023 dairy and tillage incomes expected, while cattle and sheep incomes to increase slightly

31 Jul , 2023  

A new report, by economists at Teagasc, provides an update on the forecast average margins and incomes which are likely across the agricultural sector in Ireland in 2023. Agriculture continues to face substantial input price inflation, much of it prompted by Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Agricultural production costs in 2023 look like they will […]