Galway farmer Dara Killeen has been named the FBD Macra Na Feirme Young Farmer of the year.

Mr Killeen also won the Dairy category and took away the award for the Most Climate Change Conscious Young Farmer.

The Meelick man entered the dairy sector in 2017 with his father and the two are a focus farm for Aurivo, whom they supply their milk to.

Dara and his father milk 150 high EBI crossbred cows.

Macra President Thomas Duffy says Dara demonstrates all the best qualities of a young farmer, progressive, environmentally conscious and quality focused.

Meanwhile, Christopher Scally from Roscommon was the winner in the Dry Stock category.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of young farmers and their contribution to farming in Ireland.

The overall winner receives a travel bursary of €3,000 while each category winner is awarded €500.


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