DeLaval has appointed Holden Agriculture & Fuels a family-owned agri-business as its new dealer for counties Donegal, Derry and Tyrone.

Holden Agri & Fuels is one of the largest distributor of agrochemicals in the northwest and employs a team of 15 experienced and qualified personnel. It also stocks a wide range of other quality brands such as Bayer Crop Science, DuPont, Headland, Syngenta, Dalton Tags and others.

Alan Holden is a qualified agronomist and has been in farming since 1976. The family also operate a poultry farm. Holden established the business in 1986 originally as an Agchem, a seed specialist supplier. His sons Stephen and Christopher are now involved in the family business.

Since then the product range has been expanded to include animal health products, farm equipment, fertilisers, hardware, equestrian products, fuel, pet and poultry supplies and so on. It has large premises in Artigarvan near Strabane so it is in an excellent location to service the needs of milk producers in the region.

“We have a proven track record for doing a job to the highest possible standard.  We see the DeLaval franchise as another positive development in expanding our range of quality equipment and as an integral part of our plans for the future,” said Holden. 

According to Steve Sefton, sales director for DeLaval: “We are a market leader for quality and innovation and operate in more than 100 countries worldwide. Indeed DeLaval has over 125 years of experience helping dairy farmers to achieve profitable milk production.”

Holden added: “I’m delighted to take on the challenge of servicing DeLaval customers in the Northwest. It is one of the best areas for dairy farming and this is an opportunity to support milk producers, many of whom already deal with us. We look forward to working with the DeLaval team of Stafford McElrea, Robin Hancock and James Mulholland, for many years to come.”

Pictured recently at the RUAS Winter Fair were DeLaval area manager, James Mulholland, Kintoher, Sligo with Alan Holden and his son Stephen from Holden Agriculture & Fuels