Bessvale Farm

This is the first year Jonathan Tuft and his family (wife Bobby, and children Pippa and Cairns) from Bessvale farm are participating in Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend.  They have a mixed farm in Upper Ballinderry and the family have been farming there since Johnathan’s great-grandfather bought the site in the 1800s.  Although best…

Drumderg Farm

A new edition to Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend, Drumderg Farm is a dairy farm in Tempo, County Fermanagh.  The farm is run by Andrew & Margaret Little, along with Andrew’s father Raymond.  This family have farmed here since 1979 and enjoy looking after a 120 strong dairy herd and just over 200 acres…

Millbank Farm

Millbank Farm in Killinchy is a sixth-generation family farm established in 1889. Owned by the McGowan family, Adrian and his youngest daughter Emily work as a team in running the farm and helping to build its current vegetable, sheep and poultry lines.  Emily put her own stamp on the future of Millbank Farm last year…

CAFRE Enniskillen Equine Centre

We are thrilled to introduce the CAFRE Equine Centre, Enniskillen as first-time participants to Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend. This renowned centre provides the widest range of courses in Equine Studies in Ireland. Their aim is to assist the development of a competitive equine industry and give students an insight into the many different…

Main Sponsor – Bank of Ireland UK

Bank of Ireland UK is delighted to be the title sponsor of Open Farm Weekend and has confirmed its support until 2019. Now more than ever, consumers are fascinated about where their local produce originates from and Bank of Ireland believes that Open Farm Weekend will provide the perfect opportunity to practically illustrate and educate…

Asda

Asda is proud to support Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend in its third fantastic year. As a grocery retailer, Asda acts as one of the main conduits between food producers and consumers and is passionate about local food and showcasing the best of Northern Ireland’s farm produce. With a dedicated local buying team based…

NFU Mutual

Whether you keep dairy cattle, produce cereal crops or grow bedding plants, the one thing you need is an insurance policy which protects the very things you depend on to earn a living. With 100 years’ experience in the farming and growing industry, NFU Mutual can provide you with a range of insurance covers that…

Mossbrook Farm

Based between Carryduff and Moneyreagh, Mossbrook Farm owned by Moore & Jennifer Tweed is a beef and sheep farm.   Their beef suckler herd are primarily Hereford cross breeds, these cows have both a good nature & a good milk yield to feed their calves.  The sheep side of the farm is Jennifer’s territory, she…

Churchview Farm

ChurchView Farm in County Down is probably best known for its dairy goat herd which was started in 1989.  Well-known in the agricultural competition circuit, having won countless UK awards, there is nothing the Ringland family don’t know about goats!  In the past 2 years, Churchview has started a new venture; breeding goats for meat…