Nigel Daunt, nominated by Bandon Co-op, is a finalist in the NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards – known as the ‘Oscars of the Dairy World’ You’re a new entrant to dairy, what influenced your decision to change enterprise? I was always mad into farming. Mum and Dad had a […]

The three big-ticket uncontrollables affecting farmers of late remain Brexit, CAP and Covid. In comparison to other parts of the economy, farming has been less affected by the lockdowns imposed this year. The most noticeable impact has been felt at marts. For now mart ringsides will be empty because of […]

Joe Cronin of the West Cork Development partnership is in the process of introducing a WRAP programme in West Cork. Standing for Wellness Recovery Action Plan, WRAP is a prevention and wellness process used by people to recover and improve their overall mental health and wellbeing. It was developed in the […]

After the washout in August, the weather in September was a bit more pleasant, giving tillage farmers an opportunity to get back into fields and salvage any crops they weren’t able to harvest earlier. That said estimated losses are in the region of 15 to 20 per cent. While the […]