articles about young-farmer
"You have to get your numbers up to survive at the minute.”
The 23-year-old was the leader of Team Ireland in the Young Handlers' Competition at the World Hereford Conference.
“It’s a connection that only a farming person can understand; with the land and his or her animals."
"If you talk to anyone and they ask what you farm: you say ‘suckler cows’ and they immediately say it’s a waste of time."
“I started with just a tractor, a mower and a bale handler."
"Anyone that’s suckler farming, should stay at it if they can.”
"If you breed good ones, then you’ll have some chance of survival at suckling I think." - John farms 90 sucklers
"The main thing I’ll bring home would be the grass utilisation; how to manage surplus and deficits of grass."
They use 60-acres of miscanthus as bedding for their cows.
"We decided to think outside the box" - Colin (21) is a beef, sheep & goat farmer
"My love of farming will definitely draw me back to my home farm in the future"
The award-winning 20-year-old will study Science and Agriculture in IT Tralee
The dairy farmer spent time working in New Zealand