Matthew Halpin

Matthew Halpin

Matthew Halpin is currently working as a beef specialist with the Irish Farmers Journal. The main areas linked with his role include technical advice, live markets and grassland management, through the co-ordination of the Teagasc/Irish Farmers Journal BETTER farm beef challenge, daily MartBids reporting and the weekly Grass+ page. Matthew started with the Irish Farmers Journal in 2018 after successfully completing a four year, Agricultural Science degree in University College Dublin.

Outside of work, Matthew is suckler farming in partnership with his father Tom in county Meath. The herd comprises 100, spring calving, continental-cross suckler cows. All progeny is taken to beef aside from replacement heifers – bulls under 16 months of age and heifers between 20 and 24 months.

The Halpin family farm is well linked to the Irish Grassland Association having hosted the 2014 student conference beef farm walk and the 2017 beef conference farm walk.

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Matthew Halpin