Rickerby Ltd’s Visit to Ireland

Rickerbys are one of Abbeys longest established customers and Abbey are proud to have them as a Partner. This week Martyn Henderson, Paul Douglas (Sales), James Park (Sales) and Mark Underwood (Warranty Manager) came over for some training and to meet some customers and get to see new products from Abbey Machinery. Michael O’Grady, Sales, Marketing & Business Development Manager took them to see Ger Horgans farm in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Ger has an Abbey VF3350 Tri Auger Feeder. He did serious research prior to investing in the machine and decided on Abbey based on its ability to feed large volumes of cows (500 dairy cows) with the minimal of horse power and rapid feed out. Ger commented “to me its all about labour efficiency, I wanted to significantly reduce feeding time and the Abbey VF3350 has knocked 90 minutes per day off our feeding time, peak season. Time equals money to me. Not only that but it runs on minimal horse power and feeds out rapidly through a 49 inch door”.


Andy Fogarty runs an impressive livestock enterprise with two Abbey VF1850 Feeders and a 2750 Tanker complete with Vertical Trail & Show applicator. This farms focus is on efficiency. The Turbo Evo pumps fills the tank in 3 minutes and finely chops any baled silage that may have got into the slurry pit. They bought the applicator to maximise the value of slurry and turn it into a potent fertiliser. Mike Kinsella, Abbey Territory Manager for ROI took them through the benefits of Abbey Technology and how they impact farm profitability.


Following the Demos the went to the Abbeys New Manufacturing Facility. Francis Merrigan, Senior Engineer took them through the various work cells and manufacturing line. During the workshop they went through all the 87 models of machines that Abbey Manufacture and how Abbey caters for the ‘Total Cow’.