A very happy Autumn to you wherever you are...
The grass is really going to town at the moment. With a good fall of rain and now warm temperatures, the growth is quite extraordinary.
Everything we do at Magners Farm is based on improving the health of our soil. The nutritional value of our food is reliant on the health of our soil and the more we take care of it and enable it to function biologically and in line with nature, the better the food we produce.
We enable our pasture to thrive by moving our sheep, cattle, pigs and hens daily, no chemicals, herbicides or pesticides over multi species swards.
Thank you so much for supporting us.
Merguez Sausages and Sausages online!
Australian Ambassador to Ireland Gary Gray OBE visits Magners Farm
EU Newbie Farmer of the Year for Ireland
Magners Farm Pasture Range Pork
We've had a great Summer on the farm and excited to offer some new products as a result.
The pigs have been an absolute delight, rooting through the paddocks, fertilising as they go and relishing in all their piggy pigness.
You can be assured they have been living their absolute best lives. On their one bad day, they were processed locally in Carrick-On-Suir with Michael Whelan Butchers.
Our pigs are a rare heritage breed, Sandy Oxford & Blacks. They are well known for their slow maturing meat and delicious flavour. You can read more about the breed here.
You can taste the difference.
We're currently offering pork chops, pork steak, ham, rashers and sausages.
Offal and specialty products such as crubeens, heads are available by special request. Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Organic Merguez Mutton Sausages
While we're on the subject of new products, take a look at our Organic Merguez Mutton Sausages.
Merguez is a North African lamb sausage - a powerhouse of spices and earthy flavours, making it one of the tastiest sausages around.
We combined these delicious flavours of garlic, cumin and a little paprika with mutton to make a beautiful sausage with help from our friend Una O'Dwyer from The Butchers Daughter.
Our organic lamb was grown here on the farm and left to mature to what is known as "mutton". Our lamb is finished entirely on pasture. Did you know that 100% grass fed lamb has a significantly higher level of total omega-3 (n-3) and long chain n-3 FA than animals fed on a grain diet?
Omega-3 is incredibly important for health. You can read science backed information about it here.
Processed locally by Cashel Butcher Martin O'Dwyer, these sausages are true farm to fork eating.
If you enjoy the Merguez flavour, try our Merguez sausage rolls - these are ready to take from the freezer straight to the oven. Keep a few extras cooked and in the fridge to pop in a lunchbox or take on a weekend picnic.
Hens for Retirement
Every two years we replace our hen flock and that means retirement for some of our ladies.
A hen or two in the backyard is a pure delight. A few eggs a week, companionship and recycling of kitchen scraps, the hen is an amazing creature.
Our hens are 24 months old, will lay a few eggs a week and have been fed an organic diet.
Place your order online (for traceability purposes) and collect your hens from our farm.
Please bring a suitable box and make sure you have a safe place to keep them when you get home.
Pick ups will be after 7pm on August 29.
Australian Ambassador to Ireland visits Magners Farm
Last month we were incredibly honoured to welcome the Australian Ambassador to Ireland Mr Gary Gray AO, his partner Pippa and their dog Ted to our farm.
Mr Gray comes from a long line of farmers himself and was really interested in the circular bio-economy of our farm and how we're making a small family holding sustainable.
We finished our visit off with a visit to the Fethard Horse Museum and a delicious lunch at Dooks.
Kylie announced as the winner of the EU Newbie 2020 winner for Ireland.
Newbie EU facilitates the development and dissemination of new business models in the agricultural sector. The NEWBIE network offers a unique platform by bringing together new entrants, successors, advisors, researchers, important regional and national actors and relevant stakeholders in national networks.
Kylie submitted an entry which included a business plan for the farm for the next five years, the last four years financial records and plans for the expansion into new markets. The judging process also involved a farm walk where Kylie explained the holistic planned grazing plans and multi species integration.
As this year's winner Kylie will travel to Montpellier in France in October to attend the conference and join together with the other European winners to discuss business ideas and investigate further opportunities.
Entries are open again for 2021 - if you know anyone in the agricultural sector who might be interested, they can apply here.
Friday Farmers Basket
During our first lockdown, we began a Friday market on the farm offering pantry basics for locals. Despite normality returning for many of us, our market continues!
If you're local, you can pick up any of our own products alongside a few handpicked beauties such as The Apple Farm juice, Feighery's Farm Beetroot juice, Cashel Blue milk and cheese, Galtee Farm Honey, Rivesci Cashew Chilli Crush, Ayle Farm Granola, jams, dips and condiments from Dooks Fine Foods.
Order online and choose pick up from the farm.
Your box of goodness will be ready anytime after 11am on Friday from our Red Hut.
Chilled items will be kept cool in the coolbox.
Many thanks to each and everyone who buys our products, stocks our eggs and recommends us to their friends.
You're helping us do our very best for the environment, ensuring a high standard of welfare for the animals we look after and giving a small family farm the opportunity to thrive.
Our gates are always open. We welcome the opportunity to show our farming practices.