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Animal Health in an expanding Dairy Industry

Location:

Cork, Ireland

Email:

fitzyshane@gmail.com

Biography

Shane Fitzgerald comes from a small village called Ballynoe, located in East Cork

Shane and his wife Fiona have three three kids, 4 year old twin boys Adam and Cillian and 10 month old Darragh.  Shane runs a  grass based dairy operation and is currently milking  280 cows. Shane owns 62 hectares and is currently renting 116 hectare. Shane also rears 200 replacements and his herd is a cross breed herd.

Since quotas were abolished Shane has increased from 170 cows and plans to milk 320 cows next year in partnership with his uncle John.

Shane is a member of discussion groups both locally and internationally (European dairy farmers) and is also a member of council on his co-op Glanbia