Based in Kildavin in Co Carlow at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains, Alfie Byrne is located just miles from the town of Bunclody.

Alfie started out cutting silage on hire in 1991 with a Kidd double-chop harvester, with a 6ft 6in cutting width. Two years later, he made the move to a Pöttinger MEG5 trailed harvester, before buying a used New Holland 1900 self-propelled forager in 1995.