Meath-based father-and-son duo Denis and James Feighery run a large beef finishing and tillage operation near Jarretstown. Growing 700ac 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.

Tara Farms first moved to a straw blower in 2014. The machine in question was a new three-point linkage mounted straw blower. All sheds were previously bedded manually. However, James was hugely impressed with the savings in labour and straw that such a machine could offer.