Grassland runner-up award for Rossie farmer

Pictured in Teagasc Grassland Farmer of the Year Awards in Fermoy recently was Drystock Enterprise Runner-up, Michael Cunniffe, Roscommon, with sponsors Donal Whelton, AIB; Enda McDonald, Grassland Agro; Michael Berkery, FBD; Minister Charlie McConalogue; Professor Frank O’Mara, Teagasc Director; Aidan Brennan, Irish Farmers Journal; and Liam Herlihy, Teagasc Chairman. The Grassland Farmer of the Year awards is now in its sixth year and rewards the top grassland farmers in the country who are growing and utilising more grass on their farms in a sustainable manner. Picture: O’Gorman Photography.

Roscommon farmer Michael Cunniffe was announced as the Drystock Enterprise Category Runner-up of the Grassland Farmer of the Year 2022 at an awards ceremony which took place on Wednesday last at Teagasc Moorepark in Fermoy, Co Cork.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue presented the awards on the night and there was €25,000 in prize money up for grabs across the various categories.