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This week, Kevin spoke to dairy AND sheep farmer, Joe Hughes, from near Carnew in Co. Wicklow. Joe not only milks cows on the daily, but also keeps sheep and is a long-standing Macra member.
Young Farmer: Meet Patrick Mc Carthy, the 34-year-old Ag graduate, now grass and Macra-mad and running a dairy farm on over 105 acres.
Cork native Patrick McCarthy has been running the family farm for over 13 years now, since taking the reigns from his father back in 2004.
As an all new feature, we give you the roundup up all the other stories of the day. Just so you never miss a thing.
A major EU survey of young farmers has found that access to land, broadband and tackling the environment are the biggest issues facing our next generation.
Ireland are 14th on the list of EU Milk prices, while a new pilot course has been set up in a bid to tackle the labour shortage problem facing the dairy industry.
That's according to Macra President, James Healy, who spoke to ThatsFarming Editor John Connell, discussing climate change and the need for young farmers.