Expanding from 30 cows to 130

“When I took over, I would have never imagined expanding this much.”

From 0 to 80 cows in just 6 years

Michael J Murphy currently farms 90 acres in Co. Wexford in a split calving dairy enterprise.

'You need 50 cows nowadays to survive in a one-man setup'

Alan Clarke expanded the farm from 19 dairy cows to 50.

Expansion milking farmers pockets

Stuart Meikle talks of labour shortages in the dairy sector, and how expansion may affect the sector in its current state.