FBD Macra na Feirme Young Farmer of the Year


The FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards are run annually by Macra na Feirme in partnership with the IFA. The competition was launched in 1999 and has been successful in raising the profile of young farmers within their community by recognising their achievements and contribution to farming.

Competition Categories:

  1. Drystock - Beef and Sheep Farming
  2. Dairying
  3. Optimising Land Mobility - Collaborative arrangements, shared milking, contract rearing etc
  4. Other Enterprises- Tillage, pigs, poultry, forestry, equine etc.
  5. Career Farm Manager

Additional Awards:

  1. The National Rural Network Biodiversity Award 

 Owen Ashton, a dairy farmer from Co Cork was crowned the 2021 Young Farmer of the Year

Competition rules