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John and Joe Healy


Location: Athboy, Co. Meath

Farm size: 44 Ha

System: Suckler to bull finish


Joe is Farming Part time with the help of his father John. The farm was originally a dairy operation so there are good paddocks and roadways in place. The land is heavy in nature with some areas requiring drainage. Soil fertility is relatively good with some P and K issues to be addressed.

The farm calves down 70 cows from April-June. The plan is to improve grassland management and increase cow numbers from 70 to 85 and to continue producing U-16 month bull beef and slaughtering heifers at 18-20 months. Joe is also looking at the option of purchasing 30 short stay bulls and finishing them with his own.