Farmer Focus: Redhouse Holsteins

The Irwin's long-term goal is to have every cow reaching 100 tonnes of milk, through a combination of management and genetics.

Farmer Focus: Glenmore Salers

The Mulcahy family, Co. Limerick began their Saler dream in 2009 after stumbling across the breed at the National Ploughing Championships in 2005. They selected the breed for its ease of calving and outstanding pelvic conformation.

Farmer Focus: Listakem Glen Farm

Catherina meets Dave Cummins who is a pedigree Angus and Simmental cattle breeder and a brand ambassador for Porterhouse Brewing Company and The Dingle Whiskey Distillery.

Farmer Focus: Doon Beef Shorthorns

John Clarke, Co. Roscommon established a Beef Shorthorn herd in 2006. He has sold numerous bulls to AI and played a key role in the development of the Irish Shorthorn Society.

Farmer Focus: Woodview Farm

Catherina meets John Morahan, a suckler farmer and a multi-prize winning sheep breeder from Co. Mayo.

Farmer Focus - Luke Garavan, The Carrowholly herd.

On Farmer Focus this week, That’sFarming speak to Westport native and suckler farmer, Mr. Luke Garavan. Read his story in full below.

Farmer Focus: Aghaleemore Holsteins

Catherina meets William Horgan who runs a herd of 110 pedigree registered Holstein Friesian cows. The Kerry breeder strives to breed a "medium-sized; functional and long-lasting" cow.

Farmer Focus: Ballyboley Dexters

The Alexander family, Co. Down produce and sell premium grass-fed Dexter beef directly to customers. They have claimed their fair share of accolades on the show circuit.

Farmer Focus: Emerald Holsteins

Managed under the ‘Emerald’ prefix, the Neville family, Co. Limerick has garnered international attention with their prize-winning Holstein herd.

Farmer Focus: Monfin Parthenaise

A trip to France inspired Alaster Swift, Co. Wexford to become a prize-winning Parthenaise cattle and Rouge de l’Ouest sheep breeder.

Farmer Focus: Breeding Stabilisers in Tipperary

Sean Hayden runs one of Ireland’s only herds of Stabiliser cattle. One of the most recent batches of commercial bulls were slaughtered at 13.6 months and achieved a cold carcass weight of 365kg.

Farmer Focus: Seaview Simmental

The O’Leary family, Co. Cork has been breeding Simmentals for nearly three-decades. They have already sold bulls for exports; to A.I. stations & claimed major awards on the show circuit.

Farmer Focus: Ryan Texels

Catherina meets the Flor Ryan & family who own and manage one of Ireland’s largest flocks of Texel sheep. The flock is now in its thirty-first year.

Farmer Focus: Michael Flahive

Michael Flahive farms a herd of pedigree Kerry cattle on the 180-ft Bromore Cliffs in the Kingdom. Kerry cattle, one of Ireland's oldest breeds has always had a strong affinity with the Flahive family.

Farmer Focus: Christopher Kerr

Three generations of the Kerr family are involved in the operation of a 300-ewe flock in Co. Monaghan. The trio breed high-end sheep & bring some of the progeny through to slaughter, by feeding typhon.

Farmer Focus: Ciaran Calvey

Catherina meets suckler and sheep farmer Ciaran Calvey who is also a livestock drover at Balla Mart; and Leaving Certificate student.

Farmer Focus: Kevin Harney

Catherina meets Kevin Harney, a fourth-generation cattle; sheep and goat farmer & Agri-Business student.

Farmer Focus: Ballygar Flock

Catherina meets John Powell, a Zwartbles breeder making waves, who does not carry an ounce of farming blood. The U.K. native has been successful on the show circuit.

Farmer Focus: Padraic McKenna

Catherina meets Padraic McKenna, a suckler farmer in Co. Monaghan, who is on a mission to increase quantity & improve quality.