A young Sligo dairy farmer has been named the winner of this year’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year.
Christopher Tuffy from Enniscrone was announced as the overall winner of the competition, which runs annually in association with Macra, at a celebratory dinner in the Radisson Blu Little Island, Cork.
He is a 150 spring-calving dairy farmer, milking on a leased block alongside his parents,with his partner Eimear and baby Larlaith. Christopher plays football with Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA.
The FBD Young Farmer of the Year awards are run annually by Macra in partnership with the IFA.
The competition was launched in 1999 and has been successful in raising the profile of young farmers within their community by recognising their achievements and contribution to farming.
Candidates are judged under a range of criteria exploring their knowledge of general agriculture, environmental protection, and sustainable farming, production costs and returns, farm business initiative and innovation, vision and planning for the future, as well as their involvement in agri sector and the community, personal development and approach to farm safety.