Shane Connolly Carrigallen, Co Leitrim
When it comes to being a progressive and young farmer, Shane Connolly is in the top division. Working in partnership with uncle, Shane has made enormous strides in earlier grazing strategies to ensure his costs remain low and cows are getting more grass into their diet.
“The way I look at it is, we grow grass better than any country in Europe so we should do all we can to harness that natural potential sitting directly under our feet.”
Shane has embarked on a journey of soil improvement and now grows significantly more grass on his farm than he did in previous years.
“Every farm has more potential – you just have to know the places to look to unlock that potential. Each year, I try to grow more grass to keep our cows happy and healthy. So far it has worked,” Shane says.