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As a farmer in the south of Ireland, I understand only too well the challenges that the farming community face.

You can read my thoughts on topical farming issues and find out what we are up to on our farm in the blogs below.

David Clarke

National Ploughing Championships

National Ploughing Championships

We recently spent a wonderful few days at the National Ploughing Championships 2017. For those of you unfamiliar with this event, the National Ploughing Championships is an incredibly important agricultural show here in Ireland. It’s actually one of the largest outdoor events in the world. This year’s site was around 700 acres. 180 acres of […]

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Another important visitor

We had the honour of welcoming Michael Creed, Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to our farm on Friday 1 September. It was a pleasure to show him our newly opened Visitor Centre. This is located on the Hill of Uisneach which is part of our working farm. This is an Irish royal […]

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Transporting cattle by scow

Transporting cattle by scow

During the past three decades, we have racked up the miles transporting cattle to farms all over the world. Usually, it’s our state-of-the-art lorries and experienced drivers that do the job. In some unusual circumstances – such as our delivery of Chianina cattle to the United Arab Emirates –  it can be necessary to use […]

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Exporting to Dubai

Life on a farm

Life on my cattle farm certainly isn’t dull. We now receive enquiries for beef and dairy livestock from all over the world. It just goes to show the power of the internet. Over the past 30 plus years, our well-equipped lorries have clocked up the miles transporting cattle all across continental and eastern Europe, but […]

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June farming news

Farming news

As I write this blog, we are now in the last week of June and one year into Brexit. It has been a terrific month for us as farmers. The weather has been great with some record breaking temperatures. The milk price has been moving in the right direction giving added confidence to the dairy […]

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A Presidential Visit

the Hill of Uisneach

We had a busy weekend on the home farm but this was made easier by a few super weeks of good weather which allowed us to harvest our first cut of silage. The big news however, was the visit of the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins to the Uisneach Bealtaine Celebration. We were honoured […]

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April update

The month of April was very good for grass growth with excellent grazing conditions for the time of year. The dry conditions certainly made utilising the grass quite easy. Cows are milking very well off grass at the moment and the milk price is good. Confidence is at a two year high due to the […]

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Farming in March

farming in March

We are now into mid March as I put pen to paper. I am pleased that the weather in Ireland has improved. The previous two weeks were very wet and this forced us to bring back in the cows and Weanling heifers. Grass growth has been quite good, so we will put them out to […]

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Farming in January

Farming news from David Clarke

So, here we are in mid January and the weather has been excellent. This follows the news that 2016 has been hailed as the warmest year on record. Ourselves and many other farmers have been out with slurry on the silage ground at the rate of 25,000 litres to the hectare. Urea has also been […]

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Promoting cows in Moscow!

As I write this blog, we have 70% of our own dairy livestock housed for the winter. It has been a really great Autumn for grass growth and ground conditions have been excellent for grazing cows and other dairy livestock . We are paying particular attention to liver fluke in our cattle this year. There […]

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