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As part of That’sFarming’s ‘Young Farmer’ series, Kevin speaks to Waterford dairy farmer and this year's FBD/Macra Young dairy farmer of the year, Mr. Eamonn Keevers.
This week’s featured Young farmer is not only a regular contributor of our Dairy Update but was also named the best emerging female at the recent FBD Young Farmer of the Year awards, Ms Louise Crowley. Read her story below.
This week’s featured Young Farmer is 26-year-old Wexford native, Eamon Byrne, who was a 2018 FBD Young Farmer of the year finalist and runs a milking herd of 200 cows alongside his brother.
This week, Kevin spoke to dairy AND sheep farmer, Joe Hughes, from near Carnew in Co. Wicklow. Joe not only milks cows on the daily, but also keeps sheep and is a long-standing Macra member.
Young Farmer: Meet Patrick Mc Carthy, the 34-year-old Ag graduate, now grass and Macra-mad and running a dairy farm on over 105 acres.
Cork native Patrick McCarthy has been running the family farm for over 13 years now, since taking the reigns from his father back in 2004.