Marcus and Leeann Wallace
Marcus and his wife Leeann farm 33.5 hectares near Castlefinn in County Donegal, with all of the farm in grass. They run a herd of 40 spring-calving suckler cows, selling the calves as weanlings and yearlings in the local cattle market. The Wallace’s also run a 130 ewe flock, which lamb in early April. A Limousin stock bull is used across the herd, in conjunction with AI (artificial insemination) to improve specific characteristics of the herd. Cows are mainly Limousin & Simmental crosses. Marcus’ focus on quality is reflected in every aspect of the farm, from management practices, fencing & housing facilities to record keeping and storage of feed & medicines. There is a very high standard of health controls on the farm, with cows vaccinated against diseases including salmonella.
Marcus has invested in facilities on the farm under the Farm Waste management scheme, as well as participating in REPS, the Suckler Cow Welfare, Bord Bia Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance and the Bord Bia Carbon Footprinting Pilot Schemes.