Farming

Four top West Cork dairy farms make Milk Awards shortlist

Posted on: 5th October, 2015 in Farming

Thirteen of Ireland’s top dairy farms, including four from West Cork, will compete in the finals of the National Dairy Council and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. The annual national award programme is the recognised standard for excellence in dairy farming....

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Ed and his ‘kids’ on Cape Clear

Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in Farming

On his Cape Clear Island goat farm, Ed Harper and his ‘kids’ encapsulates the community spirit of island life. Perched on a hilltop, the uneven terrain would prove a challenge to most, but blind since childhood, Ed (66), has never...

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CIT students create milking device to reduce piglet mortality

Posted on: 6th July, 2015 in Farming

CIT biomedical engineering students Kelly Lane from Riverstick, West Cork and Emma O’Leary and Nicolle Dunphy from Waterford reached the finals in this year’s Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards 2015, sponsored by Siemens. Their project, entitled...

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A breed apart

Posted on: 6th July, 2015 in Farming

Suckler farmer Tommy Moyles is doing a job he has always wanted to do, in a place he enjoys living in. Just a stone’s throw from Sandescove strand in Ardfield on the Wild Atlantic Way with views of Rosscarbery bay,...

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Farmers’ milking success

Posted on: 6th July, 2015 in Farming

Corney and John Buckley are two generations of farmers in Bantry. Corney is married to Sheila and the couple also has a daughter, Ann. As well as fulfilling the role of farm bookkeeper, Sheila looks after the calves and Ann,...

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Many hands make light work

Posted on: 7th April, 2015 in Farming

Where does time go? I can’t believe we are at the end of March already; this is the frantic time when everything collides — seeding, weeding, potting on seedlings, weeding, harvesting, planting out, weeding, workshops and demonstrations, as well as...

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