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James Gough - Beef and Sheep

James is a beef and sheep farmer in Co. Waterford  Newbie

Main motivations include:

  • Always farming when he was young and grew up on it
  • Was working and farming part time in the evenings, then things got quiet with work so he had more time to farm
  • Completed the green cert

Main success factors:

  • Background in farming
  • Good advisory services available to him
  • Always trying to modernise

Key hurdles:

  • Gaining income – to modernise you need income
  • Labour – years ago lots of young people on the land

Find out more about the New Entrant Network - NEWBIE here

NEWBIE - James & Edmond Gough