Declan is from a beef and sheep farm in Co Sligo which runs a 20 cow suckler herd as well as a 200 ewe mid-season lambing flock, he completed a B.Ag.Sci in UCD graduating in 2011.
Declan joined the Irish Farmers Journal in 2016 based in Aberdeenshire working as the beef and sheep advisor on the Farm Profit Programme and regularly contributed to the Farmers Journal Scotland publication. In 2020 he returned to Ireland where he is now the Livestock Specialist with the Irish Farmers Journal covering all aspects of the Irish beef and sheep industry. He is also the programme
manager of THRIVE, the Irish Farmers Journal’s flagship dairy calf to beef programme.