'I will leave it at 100 cows - I am a one-man operation after all'
My week: Maurice Walsh, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, dairy farmer
Published 23/03/2016 | 02:30
Maurice Walsh is poised to become a TV star.
The 45-year-old "man in charge" at the family's 58 hectare holding (his retired dad, Edward, a well-known antiques dealer, prefers measure the land mass at 128 acres) is about to embark on a new RTE TV show in which he brings his experience to other rural and urban small businesses.
Farmer in Charge will see Maurice giving advice to a hairdressing salon in Oldbawn in Tallaght Co Dublin on how to organise cash flow.
The show is set to replace the At Your Service series which the Brennan brothers from Kenmare have been doing for the past seven years and is due to screen on RTE in the middle of April.
It's a notable departure from the usual routine for Maurice who supplies 500,000 litres of milk from his 100 head of British Friesians to the Dairygold plant in Mitchelstown.
Maurice, is married to Lorraine, an accountant from Clonmel.
They have three children: Aaron (22) who has graduated from Cork DIT with an automechanics qualification and is being earmarked for the dairy farm.
Aaron is aiming to do an Ag Science degree at UCD in this own time.