On The Farm with Joe Hayden – How The Farm Has Evolved
Joe Hayden is a dairy farmer based at Tinahely and it’s here on his family farm where his 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.
This is the start of a series of videos from Joe where he’ll talk us through the different generations of the family, how the farm has evolved to the present day and the values embraced which allows this to happen.
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!