Pat and Miriam and their Nephew Ciaran manage the farm in Ballinamult, Co Waterford and the farm is registered as PMC Dairy Farm. Pat has been farming since 1976 and the family has owned the land for over 200 years. Their partnership with Ciaran was established in 2015. As part of this, they incorporated an existing dry-stock farm into the already established dairy farm. As part of the conversion of the dry stock farm they put in place new roadways, water systems and reseeded paddocks to grow the farm. The extended farm build also allowed for office facilities to be build on site which is very convenient. Ciaran and Pat believe in having full solid plans in place and to review them every six to twelve months building a seamless transition for future succession plans.
“Our family have lived on this farm for approximately 200 years and during this time it has passed from father to son and uncle to nephew and we are proud to continue this tradition.”
“We work hard at this everyday and we are very conscious of the milk quality results coming in every day.”
“We want to ensure the farm is a positive work environment for all involved”
“Farming is a commitment but it is worth putting the work in to. The work and effort will all be worth it.”
“Quality milk is our cornerstone and we put in the hours to keep it right and do not cut corners”
“We’ve been building the farm up and growing it through the years. It needed a lot of development and we found that it has given us the chance to use all the skills we have between us to make the farm better.”
“Our farm partnership is a key innovation which will take us into the future.”