Ken Graham is a suckler beef farmer from Laois. He’s married to Cathy with two small children.
They run a spring calving herd with everything finished before two years of age. Replacement animals come from within the herd and first calve at two years old. Ninety percent of all feed consumed on their family farm is from grazed grass or grass silage.
The farm is split over three blocks as it has grown over the years. The farm is run on a part time basis as Ken has worked off farm in industrial maintenance since 1995. Kens background in engineering has helped him to focus on time management and achieve critical
KPI’s. In 2004 Ken was a regional winner of FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards. In 2016 Ken was a finalist in the Origin Green Sustainable Beef Producer Awards. In 2019 the Graham family were delighted to host the Irish Grassland Association Beef Farm Tour.