Hall Agri-Food – Separating the wheat from the chaff


When it comes to knowing what’s what in farming and agriculture, Hall Agri-Foodcan separate the wheat from the chaff.

The days when threshing machines were a familiar sight on Irish farms were recalled recently when Hall Agri-Food’s Don Hall visited the Ballydehob Threshing and Vintage Show where he delighted in seeing a 1911 Clayton & Shuttleworth thresher in operation.

Equipped with a 54” drum and six beater bars, the 101 years old thresher has had a noble history having been used each year between 1911 and 1958 by which time it had fallen into poor condition.

Purchased by its current owner Sean O’Sullivan of Caharagh, the machine was fully restored and returned to service in 2011. Belt driven by a Fordson Major, picture shows it feeding a vintage New Holland Super Hayliner baler powered by a vintage David Brown tractor.