My Farming Week 2024

My Farming Week 2024

My Farming Week 2024

Introducing My Farming Week 2024, where Kieran O'Connor will be travelling the length and breadth of County Waterford to visit some of our most inventive and forward-thinking farms and producers.

Apple, dairy, stud, beef, sheep, sustainability, and more, Kieran will meet and talk to some of the leading personnel in these sectors.


  • Mc Donell’s Award-Winning Legacy Craft Cider /Apple Farm, in Dungarvan
  • Kevin Moloney & Mike O'Neill's Dairy Farm, in Knockanore
  • Robert McCarthy and his wife Debbie from The Beeches Stud Farm in Tallow
  • Shane Whelan Nire Valley Sheep Farmer & Catriona Foley Teagasc Adviser
  • Eamon & son Donnacha McCarthy, Glendine from McCarthy Beef Farm

Listen in to Déise Today for My Farming Week each day from 11.30am, thanks to ifac, your local food and agribusiness accountants, see IFAC.ie.

Meet The My Farming Week 2024 Farmers and Producers

Monday - McDonell's Legacy Irish Cider / Apple Farm

Legacy Irish Cider, Photo Karen Dempsey Photography

Liam McDonell is the maker of Legacy Irish Cider. He chose the name Legacy because he is continuing the family tradition of working with apples, just as his grandfather and father did before him. Liam's grandfather grew and sold apples, his father grew apple trees, and Liam has taken it one step further by making cider – after all, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! The Legacy Irish Cider team is small but passionate, dedicated to producing an authentic, natural product and delivering it to customers in perfect condition.

The team includes Liam's father, Pat, who is the chief advisor and a wise old sage with over 40 years of experience. Gemma is the lively sales guru, a chatterbox who could win a gold medal for talking about any subject. Graeme is the serious one, focused and contemplative, happily cleaning vats and conducting all the cider quality checks. The team loves what they do and is excited to share their cider with everyone.

Learn more on legacyirishcider.ie

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Tuesday - Kevin Moloney & Mike O Neill's Dairy Farm, in Knockanore

Dairy Farm - evin Moloney / Mike O Neill - Knockanore

Kevin Moloney & Mike O’ Neil who are neighbours joined up to develop a Top Class sustainable Dairy Farm Partnership.

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Wednesday - Robert Mc Carthy and his wife Debbie from The Beeches Stud Farm in Tallow

McCarthy family, The Beeches Stud

Located in Tallow, Co. Waterford and run by the McCarthy family, The Beeches Stud is home to some of the most exciting National Hunt stallions that are currently standing in the country.

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Thursday - Shane Whelan Nire Valley Sheep Farmer & Catriona Foley Teagasc Adviser

Shane Whelan Nire Valley Sheep Farmer

Shane is part of the Waterford Hill Sheep Discussion Group - Award Winning Sheep Discussion Group at the  FBD Better Farming Awards.

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Friday - Eamon & son Donnacha Mc and Glendine from McCarthy Beef Farm

McCarthy beef farm 2024

The McCarthy family is striving to improve efficiency on their farm while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint.

They are achieving this through a combination of advanced genetics, soil fertility enhancement, grassland management, the use of protected urea, and participation in environmental schemes.

By exclusively using artificial insemination, they improve the herd's genetics each year. This results in better weight gain and a reduced age of slaughter, which in turn lowers costs and decreases their carbon footprint.

The McCarthys also focus on soil fertility, which enables them to grow more grass and extend the grazing season. This practice reduces both costs and the farm's carbon footprint. Additionally, they have joined the ACRES scheme to further support their environmental efforts.

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