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Catherina meets John Morahan, a suckler farmer and a multi-prize winning sheep breeder from Co. Mayo.
On Farmer Focus this week, That’sFarming speak to Westport native and suckler farmer, Mr. Luke Garavan. Read his story in full below.
Catherina meets William Horgan who runs a herd of 110 pedigree registered Holstein Friesian cows. The Kerry breeder strives to breed a "medium-sized; functional and long-lasting" cow.
The Alexander family, Co. Down produce and sell premium grass-fed Dexter beef directly to customers. They have claimed their fair share of accolades on the show circuit.
Managed under the ‘Emerald’ prefix, the Neville family, Co. Limerick has garnered international attention with their prize-winning Holstein herd.
A trip to France inspired Alaster Swift, Co. Wexford to become a prize-winning Parthenaise cattle and Rouge de l’Ouest sheep breeder.
Sean Hayden runs one of Ireland’s only herds of Stabiliser cattle. One of the most recent batches of commercial bulls were slaughtered at 13.6 months and achieved a cold carcass weight of 365kg.
The O’Leary family, Co. Cork has been breeding Simmentals for nearly three-decades. They have already sold bulls for exports; to A.I. stations & claimed major awards on the show circuit.
Catherina meets the Flor Ryan & family who own and manage one of Ireland’s largest flocks of Texel sheep. The flock is now in its thirty-first year.
Michael Flahive farms a herd of pedigree Kerry cattle on the 180-ft Bromore Cliffs in the Kingdom. Kerry cattle, one of Ireland's oldest breeds has always had a strong affinity with the Flahive family.
Three generations of the Kerr family are involved in the operation of a 300-ewe flock in Co. Monaghan. The trio breed high-end sheep & bring some of the progeny through to slaughter, by feeding typhon.
Catherina meets suckler and sheep farmer Ciaran Calvey who is also a livestock drover at Balla Mart; and Leaving Certificate student.
Catherina meets Kevin Harney, a fourth-generation cattle; sheep and goat farmer & Agri-Business student.
Catherina meets John Powell, a Zwartbles breeder making waves, who does not carry an ounce of farming blood. The U.K. native has been successful on the show circuit.
Catherina meets Padraic McKenna, a suckler farmer in Co. Monaghan, who is on a mission to increase quantity & improve quality.
Catherina meets Francis Lyons, a pedigree Beltex breeder making waves in Co. Galway. Francis has travelled overseas to acquire quality breeding lines in order to push his flock to great heights.
Catherina meets Eoin McGovern, a 22-year-old making big waves in the pedigree Charolais cattle breeding circles.
Catherina meets Robert Boyle, who has been breeding Irish Moiled cattle for close to two decades and is no stranger to the show circuit.
Matthew Kehoe is breeding Jacob sheep since he was 9-years-old and it all started with one very special purchase. He is also a full-time Agricultural Science student.