Thomas Gallagher – a young farmer from Crossmolina, Co. Mayo – has created a sheep wire erector.
The mechanical fitter - who works at Atlantic Projects Company - experienced his lightbulb moment when fencing reclaimed land.
“The land was never really used for grazing, was never fenced previously and is not suitable for cattle but is ideal for sheep.” He told Catherina Cunnane – That’s Farming.
“The perimeter of the field is approximately 1300-meters - a rather large area to cover, so I began brainstorming various ideas.”
A sheep wire erector was born three days later; the machine – which has 80x80 box with a strong ergonomic design - makes fencing safer and faster and leaves a better-quality finish, Gallagher maintains.
“It also reduces the need for dangerous wire straining stunts and saves time.” He outlined.
The young farmer – who has welding experience - has also designed an attachment for this which can carry 25-30 fencing posts and a small aluminium tool box which holds fencing equipment.
An interest in clever ideas
Gallagher has received a number of enquiries since unveiling the wire erector and attachment - which are made to order – on social media.
“I hope that my product will help farmers. If anyone has any ideas of any further equipment to make farm tasks easier, I would love to hear them.”
“I have a big interest in clever ideas and new machinery.” He concluded.
For more information, contact Thomas Gallagher via email - Gallagherengineeringservices@hotmail.com