Energy in Agriculture 2019

Energy in Agriculture 2019 took place in Gurteen Agricultural College on the 21st August. It was the 4th year of the show and is now Ireland’s largest Energy Event for the farming community. The purpose of the event is to enhance knowledge and optimise business through the adoption of renewable energies. There was a series of panel discussions throughout the day with prominent Irish Sustainability and Agricultural speakers. Even with the poor weather on the day there was a good [...]

LAMMA 2019

After the second day of Lamma 2018 being cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, it was great to be under cover at the NEC in Birmingham for Lamma 2019.

This show certainly had a big feel about it and it was a very professionally organised event. Abbey Machinery’s stand was very busy throughout the show with milk and meat producers from both the UK and Ireland attending.[...]

Energy in Agriculture 2018

Great day at the Energy in Agriculture 2018 event at Gurteen College, Tipperary on the 21st August 2018. A great atmosphere was had on the day and Abbey were only delighted to be part of this very informative event.

Abbey Machinery have Static Feeders ideal for AD Plants. Currently there is a VF2450 at Grange Research Centre in Meath to feed the AD Plant.

There was a great interest in Feed solutions for winter fodder shortages. Diet Feeders to [...]

CAFREE Soil Management Event:

200 farmers attended a very impressive demo and information day at Enniskillen. The genesis of the event was to reduce soil compaction, improve soil structure and drive farm profitability. Plants need air spaces in the soil to properly root and take up nutrients to promote growth. Anything that has a negative impact on soil structure has a negative impact on farm profits. It has been estimated that 80% of UK soils are compacted. This results in 30% less growth and [...]

Tullamore Show 2018



The weather just came right for farming, rural and urban families to attend the Tullamore Show on the 12th August. It has become a must attend event.


Abbey Machinery were busy throughout the day. The main focal areas were farmers looking for cost effective feeding solutions to help bridge fodder gaps. With Diet Feeders from 12-21 cube on display, farmers were looking at options that can allow them to economically mix locally sourced feeds. The low Auger profile and strengthened comer [...]

German Contractors visit farm in Kilkenny to see latest Abbey Slurry Management Technology

Enterprise Ireland, Norma James organised a group of German Contractors to spend the afternoon at Morgan Gings farm and Distillery at Ballykeeffe, Co. Kilkenny.

“We invested in the Abbey 2750 Recess Tanker and Tri-App to spread Slurry and the waste from our distillery. We want to minimise our carbon footprint and the Tri-App delivers the Slurry in discrete lines below the crop canopy, there is no smell and we can get back out to the field in a week.

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Jamie Brett is back – North UK Sales Representative

Jamie Brett returned to Abbey on 26th March 2018. He is very popular among Abbey Dealer partners and farming customers.

He has a great rapport with Dealers and is very hands on, combined with excellent product knowledge and good determination.

“We welcome Jamie back to cover the North Territory in the UK and we look forward to growing business with our customers”, remarks Michael A. O’Grady, Sales, Marketing and Business Development Manager. We are delighted to have him back.

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Tullamore Show 2018 Sponsors

Tullamore Show has elevated itself to be Ireland’s premier one day agricultural show, with 62,000 attendees. It is on Sunday 12th August. Many companies use it as a launch pad for new product, so watch this space. Abbey Machinery will exhibit their latest Diet Feeding, Slurry Management and Grass Care equipment, all of which help to cater for the ‘Total Cow’.

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Abbey at AgriTechnica

The worlds largest Machinery show occurs every two years at AgriTechnica in Hanover Messe, North Germany. 2800 companies exhibit at this show from across the world (60% outside Germany). 450000 people attend and the atmosphere was outstanding. Farming is at a good point and the positivity was evident at the show on the back of positive milk prices.

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Bank of Ireland Enterprise Week

Abbey Machinery was one of the sites chosen to host an event organised by Bank of Ireland, as part of Enterprise Week. It took place on the 23rd November with 50 farmers from across the county in attendance. The event included factory tours of our new manufacturing centre and technical talks.

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Agro Show 2017 Poznan Poland

Abbey unveil Feeding and Slurry Management technology tor the  first time in Poland with their Partner OM Agro (Karol Mirota, Arthur Otto). Local milk and meat producers were very impressed with the attention to detail and build quality versus local machines in the market.



Enterprise Ireland visit Abbey Stand

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Abbey Launch New Slurry Management System

Preparation is at final stages for Europe’s largest outdoor Agricultural event in what will be a must attend event for farmers across the country.

This year Abbey Machinery celebrate 70 years, providing machinery solutions to the Irish Agricultural industry. There are a multitude of reasons to visit their stand with a huge array of agricultural technologies to cater for the ‘Total cow’. With the main one being the launch of their new All-Purpose Slurry Applicator – the DM Bandspreader. 

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Polish International Visitors

On Friday 1st September 2017, Polish visitors called to Abbey Machinery. These included: 


  • Jan Odor, Farmer in 64-843 Wyszyny, has 80HA cereals, he also fattens 6,000 pigs annually over 3 month heavy indoor feeding cycles on dry feeds, with impressive 0.85kg/head/day Live Weight Gain. He now wants to manage his slurry to capitalise on its nutrient value to cut down purchased fertiliser costs , empty the Slurry pits rapidly and reduce odours while spreading. 

RAMIRAN Conference 2017

This week research scientist and Slurry Management specialist from around the globe descended on Wexford for Ramiran – Manure Management Conference. This was Ireland’s first year to have this  bi-annual event. Teagasc did an excellent job hosting the event which involved three days of lectures in Whites Hotel and practical sessions on  Teagasc Johnstown Castle Farm.

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Dealer Training in Melbourne, Australia

Michael A.O’Grady, Sales, Marketing & Business Development Manager, carried out Dealer Training in Melbourne, Australia. In attendance were Clinton Cain and Tim Foster from Greg Allen Farm Machinery, Colac and Robert Piovasen from RM Motors, Werrbee.

The Training covered all areas of uniqueness about the Abbey Diet Feeders and how the unique design enabled high performance from locally available cost effective feeds.

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Abbey Feeder at AD Plant in Grange

Engineers talk on AD Plants at Grange 15th June 2017.

Engineers Ireland Agriculture and Food heard talks from Eleanor Murphy, Bord Bia on Water Conservation and Management on Farms; Seamus Crickley, WEW Eng discussed AD Plant infrastructure; Barry Caslin, Teagasc outlined green house gas technologies; and JJ Lenehan, Teagasc discussed there decision process on deciding on the AD Plant they installed to convert grass and silage into energy in there 150KW Plant.

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Vietnam Group Visit Factory

Abbey were proud to host a group from DALAT MILK in Vietnam. They have a vertically integrated farm, where all the milk from their 40,000 cows is processed in their manufacturing facilities into milk, yogurt and cheese for sale in Vietnam. The most impressive part is that they are only in operation since 2009 and are now running at an industrial scale.

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Polish Partner

With over 425,000 farms in the Polish market, Tipperary based manufacturer, Abbey Machinery are very pleased to have taken on O.M. Agro as their Agent in the market. This will be spearheaded by Karol Mirota. He is no stranger to Ireland having spent time here from 2005 managing a dairy farm near Trim, County Meath. From there he went back to Poland and worked for a number of years as a Sales Director for one of the territories with Claasin.

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Grassland & Muck 2017

Grassland and Muck at Stoneleigh is a showcase of the latest technologies to help milk and meat producers get the very best from there most valuable asset – their land.

Be it the latest in grass breeding, land tilling & cultivation, grass care – its all there. This years show 24/25th May had the added bonus on being held in tropical conditions, with soaring summer temperature and sunshine.

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***Competition Time***

***Competition Time*****

To be in with a chance to win the below Abbey Goodie Bag, please go to our Facebook page Abbey Machinery and do the following:

1. LIKE & SHARE our page Abbey Machinery

2. LIKE & SHARE the competition post

3. TAG three friends below the post

Winner will be announced May 19th! Best of luck, may the odds be ever in your favour 🙂


New Territory Manager for North UK

Andy Mair from Ayreshire recently joined the Abbey Machinery team as Territory Manager for North UK. He has many years of experience in the Machinery sector, having worked for Deutz Fahr, Optico and other companies previously. “We are very pleased to have Andy on board with his machinery background, experience, enthusiasm for the role and his extensive knowledge of the sector”, remarks Michael A.O’Grady, Sales Marketing & Business Development Manager.

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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.

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New Northern Territory Manager

New Face of Abbey Machinery in Northern Territory.

Shane Connolly has decided to move home and expand his dairy enterprise after a very good career with Abbey Machinery, spanning 8 years. He will be missed and we wish him very well.

David O’Malley from Brookeborough, Fermanagh has had a very successful career in the Quinn Group in areas like purchasing and territory management to name but a few.

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Farm World Show 2017

Farm World Agricultural show, Warragol, Victoria is 1.5 hours from Melbourne and the biggest agricultural show in the region. The weather has been good for the show and farm mood is improving after a difficult 18 month in Australia – with low milk prices and poor cash flows.

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Rickerby Show 2017

Yet again another great show at Rickerby’s in Carlisle. Thousands of livestock and arable farmers attending to see the latest technologies to help them improve efficiencies on their farms. This year the mood is relatively upbeat after what was a challenging year for farmers in 2016.

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Abbey Sliding Raised Cross Conveyor

Abbey’s feeding technology is expanding, to include a raised conveyor which match’s discharge heights in both confined areas and yards with wide central feed areas. This unique conveyor is a versatile solution for high feeding bunkers (up to 1.5m high), importantly without limiting feeder capacity. This new Sliding and Raising Conveyor puts Abbey in a position to offer customers a much wider range of feedout alternative.


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Abbey Support JCB Demo week 5-7th October 2016

Abbey Support JCB Demo week 5-7th October 2016

JCB carried out a Demo week to help launch their new JCB Factrac 8000 series tractor. The demonstration took place on Lord Bamfords farm near the JCB HQ in Rocester England. International Dealers from across the Globe (including America and Europe) descended on the site over the course of the week-long event from 4th to 7th October.

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