BEEF FARMERS

David Anderson is a Suckler farmer from Ballymoney.  He has 75 mainly Limousin suckler cows with calves sold at weaning.
David Anderson
David Anderson
Sam Chesney is a suckler farmers from Kircubbin.  He has 145 Limousin suckler cows, progeny kept through to beef.  Sam is a former Farmers Weekly Beef Farmers of the Year and is currently Vice-Chair of the Ulster Farmers’ Union Beef and Lamb Committee.
Sam Chesney
Sam Chesney
John Egerton is a suckler farmers from Rosslea.  He has 80 Simmental and Limousin cows with all progeny either finished through to beef or reared as replacement heifers.  He also ha a 170 ewe sheep enterprise.  John occasionally writes for the Irish Farmers Journal.  
John Egerton
John Egerton
Stephen Maguire is a suckler farmer from Maguresbridge.  He has 60 Simmental suckler cows, most progeny are sold as stores with a small number sold as weanlings.  
Stephen Maguire
Stephen Maguire
Martin, Richard and Lianne Craig are beef finishers from Crumlin.  They are finishing around 180 cattle at any one time.  They also have a 250 ewe sheep enterprise.  
Martin Craig
Martin Craig
Francis and Michael McDonnell are suckler farmers from Dromore, County Tyrone.  They have 45 suckler cows with progeny either sold as weanlings or stores apart from heifers reared as suckler cow replacements which are calved down at 2 years old.  They also finishe around 100 store lambs.  
Francis McDonnell
Francis McDonnell
Ryan McDowell farms in partnership with his parents near Larne.  They have 70 suckler cows with progeny taken through to beef.  They also take a number of dairy origin beef calves through to beef.  
Ryan McDowell
Ryan McDowell
 Oliver McKenna is a suckler farmers from Omagh.  He has 60 suckler cows with all progeny are either taken through to beef or reared as replacement heifers.  
Oliver McKenna
Oliver McKenna
 David McKinstry farms in partnership with his father and brother near Magherafelt.  They have 65 suckler cows with all progeny are either taken through to beef or reared as replacement heifers.  
David McKinstry
David McKinstry
 Oliver Donaldson is a suckler farmer from Crossmaglen.  He has 55 Limousin cross suckler cows. Progeny are sold as stores.   
Oliver Donaldson
Oliver Donaldson
Brian Radcliff is a beef finisher from Banbridge.  He is finishing around 160 cattle at any time, he also finishes lambs.  
Brian Radcliff
Brian Radcliff
Trevor Somerville farms in partnership with his father near Donaghmore.  They have 20 suckler cows with all progeny finished through to beef. They also rear dairy-origin beef calves through to beef (including a veal enterprise) and finish suckler and dairy origin stores through to beef.  
Trevor Somerville
Trevor Somerville
James Taylor farms in partnership with his parents near Portrush.  They have 100 suckler cows with all progeny taken through to beef or kept as replacement heifers.  They also finish a considerable number of dairy and suckler origin cattle bought in as stores.  
James Taylor
James Taylor
Philip Truesdale farms in partnership with his father near Castlewellan.  They have 60 suckler cows with all progeny taken through to beef.  They also rear dairy-origin calves through to beef.  They also have a 200 ewe sheep enterprise.  
Philip Truesdale
Philip Truesdale
Paul and Frank Turley farm close to Downpatrick.  They have 170 spring calving Aberdeen Angus cross cows calving in 9 weeks with all progeny finished through to beef on an all grass based system. They also rear autumn dairy-origin calves through to beef.   
Paul Turley
Paul Turley

 

 

DAIRY FARMERS

Ryan Carr farms with his wife Audrey near Downpatrick.  They have 200 cows (New Zealand Friesian and Jersey Cross) and operate a spring calving dairy system.  With all cows calved down in 11 weeks with as little meal fed as possible. 
Ryan Carr
Ryan Carr
 Ian McClelland farms near Banbridge.  He has 70 Holstein cows on a grass based high yielding system.
Ian McClelland
Ian McClelland
 
 Brian McCracken farms in partnership with his wife (Lynne) and his father (Jack).  The farm is situated on the Holywood Hills.  They have 250 cows (New Zealand Friesian and Jersey Cross) and operate a spring calving dairy system.  
Brian McCracken
Brian McCracken
 Ian Henry farms in partnership with his cousin David near Armoy.  Their 90 cows are a mix between pedigree Fleckvieh and Montbelliard.  
Ian Henry
Ian Henry
 Samuel McElheran farms in partnership with his father and brother near Stranocum.  They have 320 Holstein cows on a zero grazing system.  
Samuel McElheran
Samuel McElheran
 Joe Cush farms near Pomeroy.  He has 70 Holstein Friesian cows.  He also finishes Aberdeen Angus cattle.  
Joe Cush
Joe Cush
 David Hunter farms in partnership with his father near Newtownstewart.  They have 80 cows (Holstein Friesian and Jersey Cross) and operate a spring block calving grass based system.  
David Hunter
David Hunter
 Henry Stewart farms in partnership with his father (Ramsey) in Stewartstown.  They have 200 Holstein Friesian cows operated on a split calving system with each calving block grazed separately.  
Henry Stewart
Henry Stewart
 Andrew Little farms in partnership with his father near Tempo.    They have 70 cows (Holstein Friesian and Montbelliard).  Cows are kept inside while they are fresh and put out to graze once they are confirmed in calf.  
Andrew Little
Andrew Little
 Aidan McManus farms in partnership with his father (Kevin) near Macken in County Fermanagh.  The 120 Holstein cows are zero grazed and milk by two robots.  
Aidan McManus
Aidan McManus
 Andrew Dale farms in partnership with his father (John) near Limavady.  They have 110 Fleckvieh cross cows.  They started zero grazing in 2016 due to the limited grazing platform.  
Andrew Dale
Andrew Dale
 Hugh Harbison farms in partnership with his wife and father near Aghadowey.  They have 150 cows (New Zealand and British Friesian) and operate a compact autumn calving system.  
Hugh Harbison
Hugh Harbison