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Adding value to dairy bull calves with organic rare-breed rosé veal

Michael Gleeson’s organic farm is all about diversification, with milk, veal and potentially cheese from his pedigree Kerry herd, plus chickens and barley

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‘Blank canvass’: Michael Gleeson with his Kerry cow, Lilac, on Ballyhar Farm, Killarney, Co Kerry

‘Blank canvass’: Michael Gleeson with his Kerry cow, Lilac, on Ballyhar Farm, Killarney, Co Kerry

Michael's Hubbard chickens

Michael's Hubbard chickens

Chickens and cattle on the farm

Chickens and cattle on the farm

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‘Blank canvass’: Michael Gleeson with his Kerry cow, Lilac, on Ballyhar Farm, Killarney, Co Kerry

‘When I first approached a local butcher enquiring about processing veal from Kerry cows he was hesitant, but then realised it was a truly unique product – rare-breed organic rosé veal,” says Michael Gleeson of Ballyhar Farm Produce, Killarney, Co Kerry.

That was the encouragement I needed to progress with the idea.”


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