The European Milk Forum (EMF) is a non-profit organisation which plays a vital role in driving the strategic development, management and exchange of integrated information initiatives on milk and dairy across Europe. Working in partnership with the National Dairy Council, the Irish campaign seeks to highlight the important work of dairy farmers across the country as they embed the latest in sustainable practices into their dairy farms. On International Women’s Day, the Irish Independent’s Western Correspondent Evan Murray profiled one such family when she spoke to Yvonne Connelly and her four daughters – Ava, Anna, Jane and Kate – about their award-winning dairy farm in Tuam, Co. Galway.
Early mornings milking cows, late nights birthing calves and the day in between spreading slurry, measuring grass and sowing clover – it’s all in a day’s work for the four Connelly sisters.
Pictured are Yvonne Connelly (centre) with her daughters Jane, Kate, Anna and Ava at their farm in Tuam.