On The Farm With Joe Hayden – The Baileys Story

Thu 15th October 2020 | Noon | Facebook
Bailey's Farm at The Orchard Centre - A Wicklow Naturally member

Baileys – and what a great story this is. Welcome to week three at Baileys Farm where we all hear Joe Hayden greet us from his dairy farm at Tinahely.

It’s here on his family farm where Joe’s dairy herd produce the milk to make Baileys Irish Cream.

Since 1865, the Hayden family have been running their family farm, combining farming rituals with a strong focus on the importance of biodiversity. The now fourth generation of owners Joe and Michael Hayden strive to preserve the natural heritage of their dairy farm and they love every minute of it.

Joe is going to take us all on a journey around this fabulous 146 hectares and introduce us all to his 200 dairy cows which he fondly refers to as his Baileys Ladies.

Today, Joe brings us the story of how he became a Baileys Farm Partner. This is a truly fascinating story which goes right back to the origins of Baileys Irish Cream from 1975 to the present day. Joe will talk about Baileys and their farm suppliers and how his farm became one of the chosen farms and the impact Baileys has had on Irish dairy farming.

Baileys Farm is a very special place. Best practice in modern farming techniques has brought this family run farm to both national and international prominence in recent years.

Focusing on the highest values in ‘sustainable’ food production has put the farm to the forefront competitive and efficient production.

Environmental integrity is perfectly preserved and maintained through modern production methods aimed at reducing carbon footprint.

Five hectares of the land is given over to fen bog, natural woodland and wild meadow where a large variety of flora and fauna thrives under protection of Irish and EU law.

This will be just brilliant so please tune in on our Facebook Page  to listen to this fantastic story. Joe will be back next week with another clip from Bailey’s Farm so be sure and tune in. Enjoy!