Tom McCarthy and his sons Patrick and Vincent are dairy farmers in Killeen, Aghabullogue, Co Cork. They milk 110 cows in a spring-calving system. The McCarthys are kept busy throughout the year, between managing their dairy herd and running a farm building business, trading as McCarthy Engineering.

Last year, the McCarthys built 50 sheds for clients in Cork. They recently completed a new cubicle shed on their own farm, which according to Tom, has made life on the farm a lot easier since its completion.