History

The Brett Group today employs over 150 people involved in the grain and milling business as well as pig production in our Sunglen pig farm in Threecastles, Co Kilkenny and in Oakpark Foods, Cahir Co Tipperary, which is a market leader in pork and bacon consumer products.

It is a long way from the small agricultural merchanting business started by Bridget Brett and her four sons in Windgap, Co Kilkenny back in 1940. Jack Brett was the first Managing Director and his son James J is the managing director since 1986. The present Board consists of four sons of the original Directors, James E, Sean and Liam.

During the past 75 years the company has evolved with the changing economic landscape of Ireland and the European Union. In the 1940’s Bretts were major exporters of rabbits and poultry to war torn Britain. As agriculture developed in the post war period the company became a pivotal force in supplying inputs and advice to farmers as farming moved from subsistence to commercial enterprise.

When Ireland joined the then EEC in 1973 Bretts pursued a major investment programme of expansion in grain handling and storage as well as the construction of a mill in Callan, which opened in 1979. The combination of modern technology with highly trained dedicated staff has established Bretts as one of the major players in modern Irish agriculture in the new millennium. The company services farmers throughout Leinster and Munster. Our sales team is backed up by our  Agronomist, Nutritionist and Ruminant Support Specialists to ensure that farmers are offered solutions to every conceivable problem on the farm. It is not our policy to simply sell products; we bring solutions based on the best Teagasc and international research available and assist our customers to achieve profitable and sustainable businesses.   

Brett Brothers Ltd.

Contact details

Brett Brothers Ltd.,
Callan,
Co. Kilkenny.
Tel: 056-7755300
Email: enquiries@brettbrothers.ie

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