Picure: Finbarr O’Rourke

Bryan Hynes grew up on a beef farm in Clarinbridge, Co Galway. Following his Arts degree in 2010, Bryan started working as a news journalist with the Irish Farmers Journal. In spring 2013 he traded beef animals for dairy cows and commenced dairy farming.

In 2017 Bryan received a Nuffield Scholarship and studied ‘the management models of multiple units’. The aim of his report was to form a template of setting up and managing multiple units for Irish farmers. Also in 2017 he leased a farm in north Clare and commenced milking there in 2018.

Previously he was chairman of Macra na Feirme’s agricultural affairs committee in 2015/16 and was chairman of his local discussion group, the Galway Grazers in 2014 and 2015. He currently sits on council of the Irish Grassland association.

 

Models for managing multiple dairy units in Ireland - Profitable dairy expansion