Farming on the outskirts of Tullamore, Co Offaly, PJ McGrath and his brother operate a tillage enterprise. On average, 290 acres of beet is grown annually as part of the farm’s crop rotation. Once grown and harvested, the beet is sold to livestock farmers locally and across the country.

Carrying out all associated work themselves, the McGraths decided in 2018 to upgrade the Accord 12-row planter they used for drilling fodder beet to a newer, more versatile machine.