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Share Farming Open Day - Co Cork

Event Time 10.30 am
Venue Shinagh Estates Farm, Gurteen, Bandon, Co Cork

Topics covered at the event will include:

  • Farm owner and share farmer perspectives on share farming
  • Positioning yourself for share farming
  • Total development costs for setting up a new 100 cow farm
  • The Gurteen share farming agreement
  • Physical and financial performance to date, including returns to both parties
  • Other collaborative farming arrangements

Farm location: 51°45'33.7"N 8°46'59.8"W

The farm will be signposted from all routes into Bandon.

All welcome to attend

In 2015, Teagasc set up a new share farming demonstration farm in conjunction with Shinagh Estates (owned by the four West Cork co-ops), at Bandon, Co. Cork. The objective is to show how share farming can generate a good return for a farm owner and allow a person without land to farm in their own right.

Shinagh Estates provided the land (34ha), and invested in a new farmyard and grazing infrastructure.  A share farmer, John Sexton, from Donoughmore, Co. Cork, provided 95 cows and is responsible for managing the farm on an on-going basis. 

Come along on the day to hear how one of Ireland’s first share farming arrangements is progressing.

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