Eamon Sheehan

Eamon Sheehan is a dairy farmer in Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny, farming 180 acres alongside his wife and their 3 children. They began dairying in 2013 and have built their herd up to 200 spring-calving pedigree Friesian cows today. In addition to his dairy herd, he breeds sport horses.
As a participant in the IFA Smart Farming Programme and a council member of the Irish Grassland Association, Eamon says the environment is one of his main priorities.

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