On The Farm With Joe Hayden – The Dairy Industry

Fri 09th October 2020 | Noon | Facebook
On The Farm with Joe Hayden from Bailey's Farm holding Baileys Flavours with cows May 2020.jpg - Wicklow Naturally

Welcome to week two at Bailey’s 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 Bailey’s 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 Bailey’s Ladies.

Today, Joe is talking about the Irish dairy industry, the influence of history on farming, he takes us back to humble beginnings and talks us through industry milestones such as land acts of the early 1900s and EU membership. He’ll talk about the richness of bringing science and tradition together as well as what has made Bailey’s Farm such a thriving success story. Joe will also explore why our food is so loved and what’s next.

Bailey’s 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!