Second-cut silage is few and far between after the drought. In a normal year, contractors would be up and at it once again at this stage of the summer as second cut thickens up, but at the moment only a handful of farmers around the country are ready for round two.
Cotter Agri Contractors Ltd is a family run outfit with 52 years' experience based in Cappoquinn, Co Waterford. The business was originally set up by John Cotter, and John's son Kieran is now managing the operation. They employ up to 10 staff during peak season.
From investing in new technologies to inclement weather, contractors at the recent Professional Agricultural Contractors of Ireland conference voiced the most pressing issues facing their businesses this spring.
With the slurry spreading season kicking off, contractors at the Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors' (FCI) conference in Co Dublin gave their views on the issues that lie ahead.
It was 51 years ago in 1966 when John Cotter started out contracting in west Waterford. The Cappoquin man is now a sprightly 73 and still plays a hands-on role in the family-run business, Cotter Agri Contractors Ltd.
Showing 1 - 8 of 8 results