O’Connor Hardware and Farm Supplies based in Duagh, Co. Kerry, has been in business for over 20 years. Supplying the farming communities of Listowel and Abbeyfeale, the company has always striven to provide top quality products for their loyal customers. When their previous trough provider began to disappoint, Larry O’Connor, Managing Director, felt it was time to look elsewhere. “We met John Murphy at a trade show a number of years ago and their precast concrete drinking troughs really impressed us,” remarked Larry. Following this, O’Connor Hardware and Farm Supplies began to stock Murphy Concrete troughs and have not looked back. “The quality of the drinking trough is second to none, our customers have always been very happy with the troughs, as are we.”
Larry reported that there has been a steady increase in the demand for the larger trough following the abolition of quotas in 2015, while a consistent demand for the smaller troughs produced by Murphy Concrete still remains. The feedback from Larry’s customers has also been very positive, “We see the same farmers come back year on year to purchase more troughs if they have expanded their farm, or also moving into a larger trough size as their herd grows.”
The success of the Murphy Concrete drinking troughs has seen O’Connor’s stock other products in the range, such as the precast concrete footbath. A product which had been designed to reduce the increasing risk of Mortellaro in herds in both Ireland and abroad, the footbath has proven to be a steady seller for Larry and his team. “Although farmers don’t require the same volume of footbaths as drinking troughs, there is always a steady stream of them going out the gate,” said Larry.
With great feedback from customers, leading to repeat business, Larry has been very impressed with the Murphy Concrete product range, “the team are always very helpful with regards to giving advice to customers, the service they provide, and the quality of their products speak for themselves.”
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