Junior Farmers: Meet Justin (13) who has his own herd of pedigree Hereford cattle


This week’s junior farmer comes from Donegal and between helping out on his families 360 cow dairy farm he has his own herd of ewes and pedigree Hereford cattle.

Junior Farmers: Meet Justin (13) who has his own herd of pedigree Hereford cattle

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This week’s junior farmer comes from Donegal and between helping out on his families 360 cow dairy farm he has his own herd of ewes and pedigree Hereford cattle.

Name: Hello my name is Justin Porter

Location: I live in carrigans county Donegal

Background in Agriculture- when did you start farming? I started farming as soon as I could walk.

What sort of farming are you at? I live on a dairy farm but I'm not overly fond of the dairy industry i pefer my sheep and pedigree Hereford cattle

How many generations are your family farming? My family have always been farmers

Tell me about your farm, system in place, day – to-day tasks?

We start milking at 5:00 am and finish at 7:30 then after milking is done we go around checking are livestock at the moment we are putting up a new cubicle house so we are very busy

What is your favourite thing about farming?

My favourite thing about farming is every day is different with a new set of tasks

Have you always wanted to be a farmer?

As far back as I can remember.

Do you want to study Agriculture in third level?

I am hopefully going to study agriculture in third level

What are your Future plans in farming?

My future farming plans are to have 400 breeding ewes and have 40 pedigree Hereford cattle to become a sheep and beef farmer.

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