Michael and Miriam Gunn live on the farm with his parents Kevin and Eileen and their four children Olivia, Kieran, Diarmuid and Aidan. Michael feels he was born to farm and couldn’t see himself doing anything else. The farm has been in the family for four generations and since they increased the herd size they have focused entirely on dairy farming. His father Kevin started milking way back with only 3 shorthorn cows, he never brought in any female blood lines except the occasional bull. All cows in the herd have been bred from the original 3! They have won many awards over the years including being finalists on the Origin Green Farmer Award 2018 and Aurivo Milk Supplier of the year for 2018.
“We have developed a model and I think the farm is well set-up to cope with the changes ahead”
“Our farm is an enjoyable place to work while still being profitable and sustainable”
“I think I was born a farmer. I always love the range of afflictions and challenges involved in dairy farming.”
“I couldn’t see myself being as happy doing anything else”
“I am in the lucky position to be happy with the path I have chosen!”
“I love that despite constantly changing, adopting, growing and modernizing the farm it is as much a family farm now as it was when I was a child.”