Roscommon farmer wins FBD Young Sheep Farmer of the Year

Mattie John Kelly, a sheep farmer from South Roscommon, has been named the FBD Young Sheep Farmer of the Year at an awards ceremony in the Boyne Valley Hotel and Country Club in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

  There were sector prizes for dairy, beef, tillage and sheep as well as adjudicator prizes. Michael has won the prestigious title following a challenging interview process and on-farm visit. He has won a €500 travel bursary.

  The overall prize of the 18th FBD Young Farmer of the Year was named as Kevin Moran, a 23-year-old dairy farmer from Claremorris, Co. Mayo. The competition is organised by Macra na Feirme in partnership with the IFA and sponsors, FBD.