The reader loyalty code gives you full access to the site from when you enter it until the following Wednesday at 9pm. Find your unique code on the back page of Irish Country Living every week. You have full access to farmersjournal.ie on this browser until 9pm next Wednesday. Thank you for buying the paper and using the code. Don’t wait for next month, paid members get full access to articles along with many other great premium features. In 1989, at the age of 21, Emmanuel Barry purchased his first machines to kickstart his agricultural contracting business. He bought a Zetor Crystal 8145 and a Landini 7550 to drive a Claas Rollant 44 round baler and a Kverneland wrapper, one of the first in the country at the time. “Getting up and running with a contracting business was never easy, it was always tough going,” Emmanuel explained. “The one thing that stood to me that time was the fact I had one of the first round balers in the area. In the early 1990s, there were three round balers in a 10-mile radius around here. Today, there must be over 50 balers in the area.” “To be honest, I have just got enough of it. I’m at it 30 years and I have got enough of working long hours and deali...