All are welcome to attend the Share Farming Open Day next Wednesday, September 6, at Gurteen, Bandon, Co Cork. The event will get under way at 10.30am.
Topics covered at the event will include farm owner and share farmer perspectives on share farming; positioning yourself for share farming; t o t a l d e ve l o p m e n t c o s t s for setting up a new 100-cow farm; the Gurteen share farming agreement; physical and financial performance to date, including returns to both parties; and other collaborative farming arrangements.
The farm will be signposted from all routes into Bandon. Come along to hear how one of Ireland’s first share farming arrangements is progressing.
Dairygold Quality Feeds Cork Holstein Friesian Club Herds (CHFC) Competition awards: Donal Osborne (Autumn 2 category winner for best group of hree cows all with more than five lactations), with Clive Osborne, Rachel McCarthy (Dairygold Quality Feeds), and Seona Osborne. Below, Seamus O’Mahony (Dairygold Quality Feeds) with Jerry O’Driscoll (best cow family, Autumn 2 category), Brian Hayes and Karen Hayes (best calved heifer, Autumn 1 category), Denis McCarthy (Dairygold Quality Feeds), Richard Forde (CHFC Hon Secretary).