Michael English, Dairygold Area Sales Manager, pictured with the overall winner of Dairygold's Malting Barely competition 2020, David O'Gorman.

Castletownroche tillage farmer David O’Gorman, has been announced the overall winner of the 2020 Dairygold Malting Barley competition.

David, who farms just outside Castletownroche, consistently produces excellent quality grain while prioritising the environment by protecting all waterways and biodiversity while he farms his lands on the banks of the Blackwater river.

“I try and plan a year or two ahead making sure I’m rotating the crops and checking the soil to make sure I have good soil samples. I keep my machine serviced to a good standard too,” David said. 

With farming in the family, David told The Avondhu that he learned a lot from his father, Thomas, who passed away about four years ago.

“A lot of people have said to me that I’m doing it the exact same way he did it and he always had good crops,” David added. 

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