Macra na Feirme’s Young Farmer Skillnet has announced details of its Young Beef Farmer Sustainability Programme in association with Dawn Meats. The programme is designed to help ambitious young farmers to develop their farming skills, their business and commercial awareness. Macra Young Farmer Skillnet and Dawn Meats are inviting young farmers to apply for a place on the programme, which runs for eight months.

Speaking at the programme launch, Macra na Feirme president James Healy said: ‘‘This initiative is an exciting opportunity for young beef farmers to help them improve the efficiency, sustainability and margins of their farms.