John Purcell runs a 950ac organic unit outside Cashel, Co Tipperary, producing over 1,000 finished beef cattle per year.

While operating over a number of land parcels, both owned and leased, the main block of owned ground consists of 500ac (203ha) and it is here that the Department of Agriculture, Teagasc and Bord Bia held their national organic farm walk on Wednesday 28 September.