All change at McAree Engineering

After 41 years working with McAree Engineering, their V-Mac Sales Manager, Eamon McMeel has retired to focus on his own family farm enterprise.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 9:05 am

The McMeel family have a large broiler breeding unit enterprise and supply Carton Bros who produce the popular Manor Farm chicken brand. It is one of the oldest family companies in the country and dates back to 1775.

Eamon has worked in every area of the V-Mac silo business and has been a familiar face on stands at trade shows across Britain and Ireland. All his colleagues at McAree wish him a long and fruitful (semi) retirement.

Fergal Sherry another Monaghan man is the New Sales Manager. Fergal, joins the McAree Engineering team bringing with him over 20 years’ experience as an Animal Feed Technical Sales Representative with Corby Rock a major feed milling business.

Fergal comes from a dairy and poultry farming background and has a diploma in Agricultural Engineering from Silsoe College in Britain (now part of the famous Cranfield University). Fergal also has extensive experience of installing Fullwood Packo milking equipment and bulk tanks.

On his home farm they have a pedigree Holstein herd and supply Lakeland Dairies. The family also supply broilers to the Western Brand premises in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo who currently process 350,000 broilers a week.

According to Fergal sales of the V-Mac silos are booming and they have a steady pipeline of orders from Britain and Northern Ireland. Their one to 1.5 tote bins are extremely popular in Britain. Fully galvanized for longer life. These tote bins have a weatherproof lid, integrated telescopic legs/forklift skids for easy handling. Integrated bagging hooks aid emptying and the Lid latches for extra safety and security.

In Ireland McAree V-Mac sales to milk producers are vibrant as many new entrants begin dairy farming and purchase a 20-30 t fed silo. Current producers are expanding so they need a second bin or a bigger feed silo. Pig and poultry producers are also expanding their enterprises so they need extra bins or bigger ones.

According to Fergal a typical poultry enterprise now requires a 35t split bin and a 14 t single silo. As regards pig producers many are upgrading their storage facilities and a typical order is for a 25-35 t bin. Indeed some of the bigger pig producers are purchasing bins up to 80t in storage capacity.

However it is not all work for Fergal as he plays golf with the Rossmore club, follows Monaghan GAA, Ulster rugby and the Liverpool football club. Fergal can be contacted on 047 89333 or on 087 251 1645 to discuss your feed storage requirements. Or you can email him at [email protected]

Fergal looks forward to meeting customers at Balmoral Show, IHFA Open day, Virginia Show, at the National Ploughing Championship and many other agri shows later this year.

McAree Engineering has been helping farmers to protect their feed since the 1960’s when Vincent McAree designed and manufactured the very first V-Mac feed silo. McAree now has one of the most modern manufacturing facilities in Europe and the emphasis is on product quality and customer service.