Young Farmer: Patrick O'Neill

"For me, it’s not work" - Patrick O'Neill

Feature: Danny O’Connell

“I have a prosthetic leg that I can walk around on perfectly," - Danny O'Connell operates a zero-grazing dairy farm in Co. Kerry

Young Farmer: Fintan McSweeney

"Don’t be afraid to make mistakes" - Fintan McSweeney (34) runs a dairy farm in partnership with his brother Brian and his father Finbarr

Young Farmer: Ronan Joyce

Ronan Joyce is a well-travelled dairy farmer from Co. Mayo who lives by the philosophy "keep it simple"

Young Farmer: Linda Hanbidge-Cliffe

“He had met a make-up artist who was working in Kilkenny, and now I am a dairy farmer living in West Wicklow” - Linda Hanbidge-Cliffe

Young Farmer: Seamus Considine

Seamus Considine on farming his dairy herd on Loop Head Peninsula, finding his groove and planning for the future.

Contractor of the Week: Byrd Agricultural Contractors

“I wouldn’t do anything else, I love doing the slurry and silage, I like getting away on the digger too,” - Jamie Byrd (25)

Dairy Update: Cow roadway maintenance and milk protein percentages are dropping

Cows have not been let out to grass yet due to the unsettled weather conditions; our turnout date is usually March 17th, writes Aran Connell.

Young Farmer - Ciaran O’Shea

This week’s featured young farmer hails from near Borris in Co. Carlow and has been helping run the family farm alongside his brother for the past three years, Mr. Ciaran O’Shea. Read about Ciaran’s progression into the industry below!

Young Farmer - John D. O’Callaghan

On this week’s Young Farmer series, Kevin speaks to 24-year-old dairy farmer and Cork native, John D. O’Callaghan, who runs a herd of 55-British Friesians alongside his father. Read all about their set-up below.

Contractor of the Week - Nicholas Cooke, Tom Cooke & Sons Agri Contractors.

This week’s featured contractor is one of four brothers behind the running of Tom Cooke & Sons Agri Contractors in his native Co. Limerick, Mr. Nicholas Cooke.