Last year, the Irish Farmers Journal featured a 16-acre land reclamation project on a north Co Roscommon farm. The land was purchased this time last year and was adjoining the part-time farmer’s main block. There were no internal fences, part of the land was low-lying and another section contained a considerable hill.

The farmer decided to do critical drainage and infrastructural work to make the farm as productive as possible. After some hard work and a significant investment, the land has been transformed but there is still work remaining to ensure productivity increases across the entire block.