Brigid O'Connor - Organic Hill Sheep and Agri - Tourism Farm Walk
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Event booklet from the Teagasc Organic Hill Sheep and Agri - Tourism Farm Walk which took place on Wednesday, 30 March on the farm of Brigid O’Connor, Gleann na Gealt, Camp, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
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On Wednesday, 30 March 2022, Organic Hill Sheep Farmer Brigid O’Connor hosted a Teagasc Organic Farm Walk to which anyone with an interest in the organic sector was invited.
Brigid O’Connor farms 54.48Ha (135acres) of utilisable land in Gleann na Gealt, Camp, Co. Kerry The farm is primarily a hill sheep farm overlooking the scenic Tralee bay. Brigid is farming organically since 2010 and in her own words “I couldn’t be more happy and content with it and I think it’s the way to go, one hundred percent”
Brigid keeps a flock of 121 Scotch ewes, selling all lambs from late August to Christmas. Brigid also runs an on-farm tourism business called “The shepherds farm walk”, where she gives visitors a tour of her very scenic farm, inviting visitors to walk among the sheep. During the tour, Brigid entertains her visitors with tales of local folklore, points out the numerous local historical attractions and takes them back hundreds of years by explaining the history behind many of the archaeological features on her farm and in the surrounding area.
Topics discussed at the farm walk included:
- Sheep enterprise
- Collaboration Ideas - Bio-districts
- Brigid's on-farm tourism business - The Shepherds Farm Walk
- Financial performance
- Animal health
- Soil nutrients and manure management
- Sustainable Upland Management
Find all the details in the booklet at the link above.