Garry Walsh took the plunge into the agricultural contracting business in 2010 when he saw a silage harvester for sale and decided to go out on his own, having spent a few years working as a driver after leaving school.
A CALL for seasonal farm labourers in Northern Ireland not to travel to the Republic makes little sense at a time of the year when all the work is non-contact, according to a Fermanagh contractor who operates on both sides of the border.
There was expected to be keen interest in a big clearout auction of tractors and machinery from Bord na Móna's Derrygreenagh site in Offaly over the weekend, but like so many other public events, the auction has understandably fallen foul of the Covid 19-crisis.
We all need a silver lining at the moment and in machinery circles, with so much spring planting still to do, there is one clear upside materialising. Sustained falls in the price of oil as a result of the row between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and plummeting world demand due to the Covid pandemic, are filtering through to pump prices.
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