Meet dairy farmer, Pat Aherne – an unconventional convert

Meet dairy farmer, Pat Aherne - an unconventional convert Irish conventional dairy farmer, Pat Aherne, (pictured left) has transformed his herd health and fertility whilst reducing antibiotic use through a wholistic approach learned over the last 10 years.  He is passionate about a natural health approach to his herd of 100 dairy cows and now …

#ORFC20 Report

Sketch by Sue Warner
A wake-up call is exactly what was needed this year; farming is experiencing unprecedented challenges: climate change, activism, an uncertain economy post Brexit, but maybe the worst it could face is George Monbiot’s dystopian vision: a future where farmers give up their land to ‘re-wilding’, while the role of feeding an ever-increasing populace is hi-jacked …