In the early 2010s, brothers Padraig and Andrew Smith made the decision to return home to Tierworker, Co Meath, and pursue the family-run agricultural contracting business, shaping the modern operation it is today.

Although now named Smith Brothers Agri Contractors, the business was established by Padraig and Andrew’s father Philip in the mid 1980s having purchased a Massey 590 and a single-chop Tarrup harvester as an addition to the family’s dairy and suckler farm.