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'Switching to dairy has provided great opportunities and a constant cashflow'

Eamon Sheehan's change from suckler farming has paid off - and his equestrian sideline is also bearing fruit

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Eamon Sheehan pictured on his farm in Cuffesgrange Co.Kilkenny. Picture Dylan Vaughan

Eamon Sheehan pictured on his farm in Cuffesgrange Co.Kilkenny. Picture Dylan Vaughan

Eamon Sheehan pictured on his farm in Cuffesgrange Co.Kilkenny. Picture Dylan Vaughan

Eamon Sheehan firmly believes farmers aren't getting enough credit for the effort they put in to looking after the environment while contending with weather and market challenges.

As a participant in the IFA Smart Farming Programme, the Kilkenny dairy farmer, who lives on his 180-acre farm in Cuffesgrange with his wife Lois and children Rachel (6) and Julia (4), says the environment is one of his main priorities.

"Farmers are doing their best to work within the routine of calendar farming, which isn't always straight-forward," he explains.


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