Farmer of the Year

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  • Ronan Byrne, The Friendly Farmer


Ronan Byrne

The Friendly Farmer, Galway

The legendary Joel Salatin, of America’s Polyface Farm is one of Ronan Byrne’s biggest influences, and Mr Byrne has used Mr Salatin’s influence wisely, and created one of the best and best-known farm brands in Ireland. His pasture-reared poultry is magnificent, and so is his farming philosophy: “The better you treat an animal the better it tastes”. That’s a real friendly farmer.