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Data-driven Cork beef farmer reaping benefits of a scientific approach

Packing in the day job to focus full-time on beef farming has allowed Ger McSweeney take a scientific approach to building up the numbers and genetic quality of his suckler herd

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Ger McSweeney feeding the cattle on his farm outside Millstreet in north Cork. Ger has been farming full-time since 2018 when he joined the Teagasc BETTER Farm beef programme. Photos: Don MacMonagle

Ger McSweeney feeding the cattle on his farm outside Millstreet in north Cork. Ger has been farming full-time since 2018 when he joined the Teagasc BETTER Farm beef programme. Photos: Don MacMonagle

Ger McSweeney feeding the cattle on his farm outside Millstreet in north Cork. Ger has been farming full-time since 2018 when he joined the Teagasc BETTER Farm beef programme. Photos: Don MacMonagle

When Ger McSweeney took over the running of his family farm outside Millstreet in Cork he was working off farm and viewed the farm more of a hobby than a business. "It was something to do in the evenings and weekends," he says.

Within three years he'd left his day job and was farming full-time.


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