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The sheep farmer and agri advisor ploughing his own furrow

Simon Byrne has never been busier as he juggles his roles as a farm advisor, sheep farmer and father with his first season growing malting barley on contract, reports Úna Sinnott

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Simon Byrne from Ballinavocran, Bunclody, Co Wexford with his son Simon 1.5 yrs. Picture: Patrick Browne

Simon Byrne from Ballinavocran, Bunclody, Co Wexford with his son Simon 1.5 yrs. Picture: Patrick Browne

Simon Byrne from Ballinavocran, Bunclody, Co Wexford with his son Simon 1.5 yrs. Picture: Patrick Browne

Simon Byrne is not a man who is afraid of taking on plenty of hard work. The soon-to-be father of two is a sheep farmer and an independent agricultural advisor, and this year he is growing malting barley on contract for the first time on the family farm at the foot of Mount Leinster in Ballinavocran, Co Wexford.

He is currently experiencing lockdown in his office finalising over 200 Basic Payment Scheme applications and dealing with new candidates for Nitrates Derogation.


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