TOM Turley and Stephen McKeown at the AgTechUCD Innovation Centre on UCD’s Lyons Farm in Kildare.

If the shoe fits!

Slurry shoes proving to be a game-changer on the land

AN AWARD-WINNING plastic moulded shoe attachment for slurry tankers is set to eliminate “lasagne silage” and “slurry sausages”, and in the process prevent nutrient loss, cater for a more even spread of grass growth, and improve the overall health of cows on farms.

The ‘Spread It’ plastic moulded shoe is made and designed in Ireland and is a patented product that is the brainchild of Tom Turley, from Eyrecourt in East Galway, and Antrim’s Stephen McKeown.

There have been roughly 7,000 sales of the shoe since it was first brought to market in June; and in August, Turley and McKeown won awards for their design at the Tullamore Show and the National Dairy Show in Mill Street in Cork.

The business partners are currently partaking in the 12-week ‘Agccelerator Programme’ through the AgTechUCD Innovation Centre at UCD’s Lyons Farm, along with seven other start-up companies, where they are receiving tutoring on topics related to how to get their business up and running in full…

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