articles about contractor-of-the-week
"On the scale of work there is in Ireland, it’s very hard to see machinery paying for itself in a 2 or 3-month season.”
Steven Lane Spelman is a 20-year-old farmer who has established his own contracting business.
Daniel Marshall started out with just a hedge-cutter.
“I started with just a tractor, a mower and a bale handler."
Contracting was always in his blood - Shaun Saunders (30) operates in the Roscommon area
The contractors from Co. Mayo operate a three-generation business spanning sixty years
"I’d rent you a vice grip if I wasn’t using it" - The contractor also breeds pedigree Limousins
"The beef sector is on its knees at the moment and it’s hard". The suckler farmer turned to contracting during the beef crisis
“Dad would be raking up to 2,000 acres a year” The Kilkenny man started with a Caterpillar 312 digger.
The Lemken 6-metre Solitair 25 Drill has arrived!
The contractor is an All-Ireland ploughing champion
The young contractor is in his second year of business
A journey from soil testing through to planting
The father and son are able to produce approximately fifteen thousand bales of silage per season
Edward was eventually able to construct his own trailer using a lorry base
"I love it when people come up to me and say 'your potatoes are great this year'" - Neilus O'Connor runs a tillage farm and contracting business in Moyvane
Based in Tullamore, Gethings Contractors Ltd has expanded the family business turning it into a huge success.
“I wouldn’t do anything else, I love doing the slurry and silage, I like getting away on the digger too,” - Jamie Byrd (25)
Based near Macroom in the rebel county that is Cork, The team of Browne Contractors have been in action for over fifty years. That’sFarming caught up with Henry Browne to find out more. Read their story in full below.
This week’s featured contractor hails from near Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, where he has been running his contracting enterprise alongside his uncle since leaving school almost ten years ago, Mr Matthew Bradley of A&M Agri Contracts.