Meath-based father and son duo Denis and James Feighery runs a large beef finishing and tillage operation near Jarretstown. Growing 700 acres of crops and finishing in excess of 2,000 bulls each year under the age of 16 months, James notes that efficiency in a tightly managed system is very important.

In 2014, the construction of a new shed pushed James to buy a new three-point linkage mounted straw blower. Previously bedding the sheds manually, James was hugely impressed with the savings in labour and straw that such a machine could offer.