David Hagan is a farmer who is dedicated to helping the farming industry  “do more with less”. His role as Sustainable Agricultural Manager with Devenish – a company that specialises in quality animal nutrition and sustainability – brings him often to work with farmers in West Cork. The philosophy behind […]

Lately there’s no escaping Brexit and the uncertainty it casts over the agriculture sector. Like it has been for almost two years it’s a case of waiting to see what decisions will come from the House of Commons before there can be anything concrete done. It’s some farcical stuff and […]

It’s one layer at a time when it comes to the business of peeling onions, as Eamon Crowley, owner of the Irish Onion Company based in Bandon tells Mary O’Brien. Since establishing the business in 2012, Eamon has strived layer by layer to make the Irish Onion Company as efficient […]

Yorkshire native Laura Cable (26) manages a 130-cow farm just outside Clonakilty. Although she grew up on a beef and sheep farm, Laura’s heart is now in dairy. She talks to Mary O’Brien about how a young woman ends up managing a dairy farm single-handedly in West Cork. Laura manages […]

Farm partnerships can help to improve your work-life balance and develop your farm business, as Kilbrittain farmer Lawrence Sexton has learned through firsthand experience. Lawrence is part of a three-way partnership ‘LJG Dairy’ with two neighbours, John Hallissey and Guy Scott, milking over 400 crossbred cows, and rearing their followers […]

From a farming perspective the last few weeks have been fantastic. Since the middle of December temperatures have consistently been between eight and 14 degrees Celcius. It’s perfect early season grass growing weather – the kind that farmers longed for most of April 2018. In the last few weeks I […]