Paul Hyland

Paul Hyland, Dairy Farmer

Paul is a Dairy Farmer from Portlaoise, Co. Laois. He is married to Elaine with four young children. He farms in partnership with his brother David running a Friesian and crossbred herd comprising of 400 cows milked on two farms. All young stock are reared for sale or replacements on an outside farm in Co. Kilkenny. Paul presented a paper at the 2010 Irish Grassland Association Dairy Conference. Paul has spent time working on high input farms in Holland and also worked on grass based farms in New Zealand. This has led him to believe that “no one system is correct; rather we need to embrace the best of both and run our business’ with a very open mind”.