Why Highlands and Belted Galloways are the perfect fit for this farmer

My aim was to keep cows or heifers from April to the end of September, weather-permitting, and hopefully keep most of the farm payment at the end of the year.

Swapping dairying for Highland and Belted Galloway cattle

DJ McAuliffe is a former pig and dairy farmer.

WATCH: Selling Galloway beef direct to consumers

The Condons have access to some 2,000-acres of commonage

WATCH: Farming Belted Galloway cattle on marginal land

“With the way that the economic model for beef farming is gone, there isn’t necessarily a value in always having more"

Potential new markets for Belted Galloway Beef

Pedigree steers have carcass weights of 280-320 kgs at 28-30-months and heifers can kill-out at 260-300kgs at 24-28-months. Cross-breds can achieve carcass weights up to 360kgs under 30-months.

Game of Thrones turns the fortunes of Armagh farmer around

The hit TV show hasn't just wowed audiences worldwide its also helped one Armagh man keep his family farm afloat.

Tuesday Quiz: Are you a Belted Galloway expert?

It's Tuesday so test your smarts on this week's quiz. Are you good enough to beat us and take the prize?