Rory Best inspires Galway farmer’s herd management decision

July 9, 2022 8:00 am

Farming in the scenic stone wall country of Cregmore in Co. Galway, Barney Carroll, and his uncle, Tom McGrath, farm in partnership together. The duo run a dairy store-to-beef system along with 70 commercial ewes and a small flock of pedigree Suffolk ewes.

A common headache on farms is that of recording. Whether it be the performance recording of animals, or keeping track of purchased medicines or feed, and making sure dockets from purchases are kept safe. This is no longer an issue for Barney and his uncle however since turning to the Herdwatch app. 

Barney heard about the app through the former captain of the Irish rugby team, Rory Best, after he saw him using it on his farm through Facebook.