Farming has changed and will keep changing: Consumer, market and social trends all play a part. All you need do is ask any of the older generation in West Cork and they will tell you how the countryside has evolved. In the 1950s and 60s and there would have been […]

My farming life has taught me you have to be prepared for many different possibilities. These can happen over a number of years or at times you have to be prepared for a few eventualities happening on a single day. There’s times when it feels like you need an alphabet […]

You’d think it was a different planet that we were farming if you were to compare last year with 2019. I seem to keep rattling on about weather and I probably didn’t even realise myself, until I began writing, how much of an influence it has on my job.  Back […]

Whenever there is stormy weather I’m more strategic with where the cows and calves graze. Strict grazing rules get glossed over and the priority becomes working out which ditch offers more protection from the wind. I’m very glad of the weather apps on the phone for events like Storm Hannah […]

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