Kepak to host Sustainability Farm Walk on Fitzmaurice family land in Athleague

Kepak Group is inviting farmers and other interested parties to a ‘Sustainability Farm Walk and Information Evening’ on the Fitzmaurice family sheep and suckler farm in Athleague on Thursday, July 27th from 4 pm to 8 pm.

The event is taking place in partnership with suppliers William J and James Fitzmaurice on their family farm in Lisnasillagh, Athleague and will focus on key environmental, social and economic issues facing farmers. It will also have a particular focus on farmer health and well-being.

During the farm walk, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a wide range of industry experts including Philip O’Connor and Tommy Fallon (IFAC), Barry Caslin, Energy and Rural Development Specialist (Teagasc), Laura Tully, The Movement Mentor, founder and facilitator of Fit Farmers, Thomas Cassidy (HSA), Dr Thomas Moloney (DFL Seeds), and farmer William J Fitzmaurice.

Speakers will provide farmers with unique insight, advice and support on how they can keep their farm sustainable into the future, covering topics such as energy efficiency, soil health, financial management and stress control.

Ahead of the event, Jonathan Forbes, Agriculture Director, Kepak, said: “Kepak are delighted to host this farm walk in conjunction with the Fitzmaurice family. The farm walk will provide farmers with a great opportunity to learn more about the key sustainability practices they can implement on their farm to ensure it is sustainable and resilient for generations to come.

“Supporting farmer health and wellbeing is a real priority for us at Kepak and it’s important to us that the walk has a focus on this topic. We look forward to welcoming farmers to the walk so they can gain real tips from experts on how they can look after their health, while maintaining a sustainable farm business”.

Host farmer William J Fitzmaurice said: “We are delighted to be hosting the upcoming Sustainability Farm Walk with Kepak and look forward to welcoming the local farming community to our farm in Athleague.

“Sustainability is a real focus for us, and in recent years we have been incorporating multi-species swards into our grazing system and this will be displayed as part of our overall paddock grazing system on the evening”.