Kerrs Pinks is a late maturing main crop variety which has a pink skin and creamy white flesh with a flourier texture. It is a versatile all-rounder variety, best used by steaming it and as a baked potato. It produces tasty chips and is floury when steamed or baked.
NEW PINKS: MID-AUGUST
AVAILABLE: SEPT – JUNE
The Maris Piper variety has a golden skin and creamy white flesh with a floury texture. It is a versatile all-rounder potato available all year round, but it excels for making chips and roast potatoes, while also being good for wedges.
NEW MARIS PIPERS: MID-AUGUST
AVAILABLE: ALL YEAR ROUND
Rooster potatoes are easily distinguishable by their attractively clean and smooth, russet dark red skin and shallow eyes. Roosters have a flour yellow flesh and a deep earthy flavour, which lends itself well to roasting, baking/jacket potatoes, chipping and boiling.
NEW ROOSTERS: MID-AUGUST
AVAILABLE: ALL YEAR ROUND
The Queens variety is an early maturing crop which stands out with its white to yellow skin and white flesh. It has excellent flavour and floury texture. It is a versatile all rounded high dry matter variety suitable for baking, mashing, roasting and frying.
NEW QUEENS: EARLY JULY – AUGUST
AVAILABLE: JULY – DEC
We have been growing vegetables for the Irish market since 1957 when Pat Hickey Snr planted his first cabbage. We grow a variety of vegetables including carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, turnip and Broccoli. Along with supplying all our fresh produce to our own Farm Shop on site, we also supply a lot of well-known companies eg Fresh Today, Meade Potatoes, Fanfruit, Navan Fruit and Nugent’s Prepared Veg to name but a few.
We grow approximately 1000 acres of cereals a year. Including wheat, barley & oats. We harvest all our own cereals ourselves and most of it would be used for animal feed.
75% of cereals production in Ireland goes to the cattle feed market. Ireland’s cereal yields are among the highest internationally, with winter wheat yields among the highest in the world, thanks to a suitable climate and soils, along with the technical ability of the growers.
We rear our own continental cattle from weanling to beef. We usually have approximately 350 at any one time. They are renowned for yielding high amounts of meat from their carcass with a good ratio against bone, fat and other waste.
Beef production from grass is one of Irish farming’s greatest strengths. Ireland’s best asset for beef production is our 1.1 million beef suckler cow herds kept on just under 80,000 farms.