A Farm with a Future

Kilbeggan Organic Foods is a successful family business run by Pat Lalor from his farm in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. The Lalors have always grown cereal on Ballard Farm as part of a balanced and sustainable crop rotation. In times gone by their aim was to grow cereals...
Kilbeggan Organic Foods

Kilbeggan Organic Foods

Organic oats have been grown at Ballard Organic Farm for several years and because the crop was of such a high standard, it was decided to develop the grain into products which could be marketed under the brand, Kilbeggan Organic Foods. Background Pat Lalor’s...
Young Trained Farmer Case Study

Young Trained Farmer Case Study

Supporting young farmers wishing to enter the agricultural sector or improve their farm holdings, is a key priority of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 (https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/ruralenvironment/ruraldevelopmentprogrammerdp2014-2020/)....
Glenkeen Sheep Farm

Glenkeen Sheep Farm

The project at Glen Keen (https://glenkeenfarm.com/) was inspired some years ago by a visit by the owner Catherine, who was at the time based in the USA, to Knottsbury Farm (https://www.knotts.com/), California, USA. The seed was sown in Catherine’s mind for a farm...