Joe and his son TJ Stack have farmed on this Tralee farm since 1971 and father and son entered into the registered farm partnership in 2015. The farm has been in the family for 10 generations. They increased their cow numbers from 55 to 80 post quota and decided to focus completely on dairy farming from beef. They believe in embracing new technologies to help manage the workload and improve efficiencies. The family have hosted a number of farm walks including a recent ASSAP walk on improving water quality. When they are not farming the Stacks enjoy all sports especially GAA, rugby and golf.
“I was brought up milking cows on the family farm. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else”
“Dairy farming is a good healthy way of life”
“We love being able to work with family and continue the tradition of dairy farming on our home farm”
“My advice to young farmers is to enjoy every day and embrace all the challenges”
“Look after the cows and they will look after you.”
“There is great variety in the work, no two days are the same.”
“Success to us is being able to keep this farm as a family farm at a sustainable level of work. To be able to adapt to change and embrace new technologies to help with future workloads.”