Teagasc has announced the winners of the ‘Equine Farming and Biodiversity’ photo competition.

The overall winner is Max Solan Clinton from Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

The winning image was selected from over 150 diverse images featuring examples of biodiversity in harmony with equines on farms around the country, which were recently submitted to the Equine Farming and Biodiversity photo competition.

He will receive vouchers valued at €250.

In congratulating Max on his achievement, Teagasc Countryside Management Specialist Catherine Keena said: “The photo shows a vegetated margin with flowering grasses and broadleaved plants, which support a wide range of wildlife. Seed eating birds such as goldfinch and linnet feed on small grass seeds, while butterflies such as Meadow Brown and Speckled Wood lay their eggs and their larvae feed on tall grasses.”

Second place went to Kristine O’ Neill from Ardrahan, Co. Galway and she will receive vouchers valued at €150.

The winning ‘Equine Farming and Biodiversity’ photos can now be viewed at www.teagasc.ie/equinecomp



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