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Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities.

Dept. of Agriculture, Food & the Marine

The agriculture and food sectors in Ireland account for:

  • 7.6% of GVA at Factor Cost

  • 8.5% of employment

  • 12.3% of total exports

The Irish Government's commitment to the agri-food sector remains strong. In the Supplementary Estimate for 2012, the Exchequer is providing €1.339 billion for agriculture, fisheries and food and public expenditure will amount to over €2.639 billion when the Department's Vote is combined with EU funding of €1.3 billion. The high proportion of expenditure on local raw material and services as well as the dispersed nature and composition of the sector will ensure that the agri-food sector will play an integral part in the recovery of our economic success and the continued viability of rural and coastal areas.


Dairymaster, a world leader in dairy equipment manufacturing, operates from its head office in Causeway, Co. Kerry, Ireland as well as having operations in the UK and USA. Dairymaster has customers in over 40 countries worldwide. The company was founded in 1968 by Ned Harty.

Dairymaster has reached this position in the market because it offers customers significant performance advantages due to its emphasis on research and development. Dairymaster has a wide innovative product range including milking equipment, automatic scrapers, automatic feeders, milk cooling tanks, heat detection systems plus much more!

Duggan Steel Group

The Duggan Steel Group, incorporating Duggan Steel (Irl) Ltd and Duggan Profiles & Steel Service Centre Ltd, was established in 1976. Operating from three factories in Kilkenny and a depot in Bandon, Co. Cork we supply steel construction components to both the Agricultural and Industrial sectors. Our aim is to provide excellent service and quality products at competitive prices.

ECOCEM - Next Generation Cement

Established in Dublin in 2003, Ecocem Ireland Ltd is an Irish company specialising in the manufacturing of high performance cements, featuring the Best Available Technology for environmental performance. We are a subsidiary of Irish Group Ecocem Materials Ltd, a family owned organisation founded in 2000 and based in Dublin, we employ 27 people across Ireland and the UK. We operate to the highest internationally recognised standards for environmental performance, sustainability, quality and health and safety. Our products and company are award winning providing the highest level of service and standards to our customers.Manufactured at our state of the art facilities in Dublin, our products are exported across Europe.


Since 1936, Tegral Building Products has made a significant contribution to the Irish building industry. From its manufacturing base in Athy, Co. Kildare, Tegral supplies the widest and most diverse range of quality products for the building envelope through its fibre cement processing and metal forming operations. Tegral is the only manufacturer of fibre cement roof slates in Ireland. It provides a wide range of slates to suit all tastes, including the market leading Thrutone Endurance slate range, all produced to the highest international standards and backed-up by industry leading levels of technical support and customer service.

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