Green beast at work in the east
Gary Abbott
Gary Abbott caught up with a John Deere 8RX 410 at work, the industry’s first purpose-built fixed-frame four-track tractor and the first of its kind to make its way to Irish shores.
16 December 2020 News
Country Crest reports strong sales growth in 2019
Country Crest is owned by the Hoey family in north Co Dublin, where they farm some 3,200ac, growing potatoes, onions and cereals.
25 November 2020 News
Labour uncertainty threatens Christmas vegetable supply
It has been estimated that input costs have increased by 15% due to the expense of implementing COVID-19-related guidelines.
Country Crest signs €62.5m supply deal with Tesco
North Co Dublin fresh producer company Country Crest has signed a two-and-a-half year extension to its supply deal with Tesco Ireland.
15 April 2020 News
Country Crest and Tesco extend veg contract worth €62.5m
Potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes are all part of the contract and the news is a welcome note of security in challenging times.
15 April 2020 News
Family invite farmers to charity tractor run
The family of an ill child have set up a charity tractor run in honour of him and the charities that helped him during his illness.
22 December 2019 News
Watch: cattle hauliers join border lorry demonstration
The hauliers wanted to highlight what implementing customs checks might look like after Brexit.
21 October 2019 News
Profits at Country Crest rise above €1m
Country Crest is owned by the Hoey family in North Co Dublin, where they farm some 3,200 acres and grow potatoes, onions and cereals.
16 October 2019 News
Liss Angus continues winning ways
It was another successful day at the halter for John and Sean McEnroe and their Liss herd, writes Shane Murphy.
4 September 2019 Pedigree
From medicinal cannabis to Irish whiskey – the alternatives for tillage
From growing medicinal cannabis to using Irish grain in Irish whiskey, a range of options for improving the prospects of tillage farmers were discussed at a recent conference.
9 January 2019 News
20 minutes with Cathal McCormack, Alltech
Lorcan Allen speaks with Cathal McCormack, country manager with Alltech Ireland, about the company’s evolving InTouch service and the challenges facing agriculture.
19 December 2018 Companies
Beet factory campaign gathering momentum
A big crowd turned up in Carlow to hear the plans of BEET Ireland to establish a grower-led co-op to build a beet processing plant.
21 November 2018 News