Junior Farmers: Meet Jack Duffy who left school at TY and now milks 130 cows
Name: Jack Duffy
Location: I’m from Carlow
Background in Agriculture? When did you start farming? I’ve been farming since I could walk.
What sort of Farming are you at?
We have a dairy farm at home milking 130 cows.
How many generations are your family farming? We have been farming this land since my great grand father bought it.
Tell me about your farm? System in place, day to day tasks?
The morning milking is the first task then into checking stock, spreading fertilizer or any other job that comes up that needs doing up until we start milking at 4pm.
What is your favourite thing about farming?
My favourite thing about farming would be the calving and breeding season.
Have you always wanted to be a farmer?
Yes I’ve always wanted to be a farmer from day one.
Do you want to study Agriculture in third level?
Im in my second year in kildalton at the moment. I left school during TY and went to Kildaton Ag college. I’m currently in Scotland now doing my 3 months placement on a 700 cow farm.
What are your future plans in farming?
I hope to increase the milking herd and take on a heifer rearing block.