Nuffield Scholar, Dairy farming in Co Meath.
The Leonard family farm has been in the
family for 100 years, until the 1970s grazing
and arable before Joe Leonard’s father
converted it to dairying.
Joe is in a dairy farming partnership with a
neighbour. Currently running a spring
calving grass-based production system on
258Ha on three land blocks.
The MP is currently 190Ha running 600 cows
stocked at 3.15 Lu/Ha.e,
He was awarded the 2014 Nuffield Ireland
Scholarship. his topic was ‘To Investigate and
develop Stress Management Systems in
Farming in Ireland’ with specific emphasis on
the education of young farmers and agri-
Joe Leonard is currently Chairperson of
Joe is married to Mairead, they have 4
children and are from Stamullen, Co. Meath.