Farmer’s Draw; Last week we held our usual draw for 3 bottles of whiskey for the landowners and the winners were John Barry, Melifontstown, John Arnold, Bartlemy and Liam Regan, Kildinan.
400 hardwood trees were distributed among the interested farmers of the parish during the week. Oak, Sweet Chestnut and Beech.
As an extra gesture which will benefit all of us as well as providing feeding for the small birds during the winter months we are offering to farmers, 1 acre bags (23kgs) of game crop seeds which are suitable for the Wildbird Cover option in the GLAS scheme. The mix contains; Triticale, Linseed, Gold of Pleasure, Mustard, Phacelia, Crimson Clover, Poppies and Corn Cockle. Photos of this crop can be viewed on our web page. This seed is sponsored by the Federation of County Cork Gun Clubs and the NARGC and is offered to farmers at the subsidised price of €35.00/bag. This mix is best drilled in with a corn drill but can be broadcast as well but needs covering after. It can be sown in poor ground, in field corners or one pass around headlands would be very beneficial.