Ed Payne

Ed Payne

Ed Payne runs a dairy farm in the West of Ireland with his family, farm managers and team. Ed is married to Jennifer and they have two young boys, Ben and Aaron. It is a large farm and is fragmented – spread across three counties and seven locations. Having started milking in 2011 and now milking over 500 cows on two platforms, Ed feels the business model of producing milk from grass, with a well-bred cow that will last in the system, has allowed for this expansion in cow numbers. Ed completed a Nuffield Scholarship in 2018 during which time he studied how farmers and agriculture can become more competitive in the area of employment. The farm was the Regional Grass 10 winner in 2017. Ed has been fortunate enough to see many types of agriculture around the world and is excited to be part of the world largest and most exciting industry.

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Ed Payne