Christopher Tuffy, a dairy farmer from Enniscrone, Co Sligo, was crowned the 2022 FBD Young Farmer of the Year at a ceremony in Co Cork on Tuesday night.
Milking 150 cows on a leased farm at Enniscrone, the spring-calving dairy farmer farms alongside his parents, partner Eimear and baby Iarlaith. Christopher plays football with Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA.
Bill Gleeson from Nenagh, Co Tipperary, was first runner-up, while Edward Treanor from Co Monaghan was second runner-up.
Biodiversity Young Farmer of the Year.
Andrew McMenamin from Co Donegal was named the 2022 National Rural Network Biodiversity Farmer of the Year.
McMenamin works on his family’s farm, a calf-to-beef farm, buying from local dairy farmers and finishing all stock. He buys in 30 calves per year and aims to finish as many as he can off grass before the second winter.
The award recognises a young farmer who is farming in a sustainable manner to protect the environment and actively tries to enhance the biodiversity potential of their farms.
The six finalists
The six finalists were: