Last year, 85 per cent of maize in Ireland was grown using the Samco system. What vision prompted you to start-up your business? During the late 1980s I had one of the largest silage contracting businesses in Munster.

I became very aware that preserving grass silage was becoming a huge issue for Irish farmers so I began to research the possibility of growing alternative crops, mainly forage maize. This resulted in the contracting business digressing into sowing and harvesting maize. This is where I saw the opening to investigate the possibility of designing a machine which now has evolved into the Samco Machine and the system that follows. What was your “back-to-the-wall” moment and how did you overcome it? “The first production of our degradable film was not suitable for the system”.…read more….