Ep. 4, Season two: Microdairy

Sinéad Moran and Mick McGrath of Gleann Buí Farm, Co Mayo. Photo: Ellie O’Byrne

“Bigger farms and less farmers is where we’re heading; when you’ve no control over the price, all you can do is get bigger.” Meet Sinéad Moran of Gleann Buí farm in Co Mayo. Sinéad and her partner, Mick McGrath, started selling raw milk from their microdairy in 2021. Is there a model here that produces milk sustainably, supports a family and provides quality local food?

Having recorded this episode when Sinéad and Mick were milking ten cows on a two-cow mobile milking unit and delivering to doorsteps in 2021, we get an update a year later: what’s worked…..and what’s changed?

NOTE: AT THE END OF THE PODCAST EPISODE, IT’S ANNOUNCED THAT SINÉAD IS CONDUCTING A FARM WALK FOR TALAMH BEO ON SEPT 26. THIS IS AN ERROR!

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