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Forestry and Farming a Winning Combination


Victor Barber Western Forestry Co-op congratulating Charlie Tinney on 1st place and Judge Pat Chambers.

North Sligo Show enjoyed a very successful day on 2nd August with record numbers of livestock on show. Western Forestry Co-op is proud to be part of this show and sponsor the Ewe Lamb Championships for the past number of years for mountain and lowland breeds which attracted entries from as far away as Longford and Letterkenny. Western Forestry Co-op has always believed that farming and forestry work well together with forestry as another asset to the farm. Forestry will reduce your labour input and add extra financial income for the less productive part of the farm in annual premium payment, thinning’s and final harvest. Farmers receive an average premium of €200/acre/annum from forestry while still retaining your full single farm payment, allowing more time to concentrate on productive land. With beef and lamb prices under severe pressure at the moment maybe now is the time to think about making the less productive land on your farm pay by talking to your local forester Victor Barber (086 8289926) from Grange in Co. Sligo who is also a part time farmer and forest owner.