Author Profile

About Brendan Byrne

– Agribusiness Consultant providing market research and strategic insights to help future-proof and minimise risk within the Agri-Food sector. – Independent Writer, Contributor and Podcaster covering – Farm, Food, Ag-tech Innovation, Sustainability and Human Health. – Understanding and expertise in the Ag-tech start-up sector. – Insight of transformative technologies including Blockchain, IoT and FinTech within agriculture and food. – Proud to be part of the Farm & Rural Ag Network. Visit www.farmruralag.com for more great podcasts and vlogs. And as contributor to the EatFarmNow digital platform. Visit www.eatfarmnow.com for more great videos, podcasts and blogs.

Food Files

Cashel Blue cheese and its journey from Tipperary, Ireland

Cashel Blue is a 100% family farmhouse, blue cheese production, located near the historic town of Cashel in Co. Tipperary….

Food Files

Exploring the ‘Food Island’ of Ireland

A growing number of farmers and professionals from overseas want to see Ireland’s innovative food and farming sectors. Farm Tours…

Food Files

The power of provenance and pasture-range eggs

Kylie and Billy Magner produce pasture-raised eggs and pasture-raised chickens near the village of Moyglass in Co. Tipperary. Kylie tells…

The Big Issues

Irish Piedmontese beef: Carving a circular economy

In 2005, artisan farmer and food producer, John Commins began farming Piedmontese cattle, a breed native to Italy, on his…

Food Files

From rookie farmer to award-winning vintage cider-maker.

In this latest episode, James O’Donoghue outlines the journey behind becoming an award-winning cider-maker. Thumbnail Photo by Liana Mikah on Unsplash

Practical Farming

Ag inventor reveals how it pays to think differently by design

Acres Machinery is an award-winning agri-machinery design and engineering company, based in Co. Roscommon in Ireland. Here, CEO David Doran…

Food Files

Creating the most profound single malt whisky ever

Waterford Distillery in south east Ireland has a mission – to create the most profound single malt whisky that has…

The Big Issues

The tech company saving honey bees from stress

Ireland has long valued the hive and the honey bee, as evidenced in the Bechbretha or ‘Bee Judgement’ texts, recorded…

Food Files

Feeding the most expensive beef in the world – with olives

What would you do with 8m tonnes of olive waste generated per year? Gavin Dunne of @TheOliveCorp discusses the facets…

Food Files

Hand-harvesting sea salt on Ireland’s Atlantic coast

How to create an artisan food business by using the natural resources available on your doorstep – this and more…

The Big Issues

Can demand for low carb food boost grass-fed produce?

Can a growing global passion for lower carb / high nutrient-dense food boost demand for grassfed produce? In this episode,…

Practical Farming

Creating an ‘agtech island’

What criteria would you choose when investing in an agtech startup? Kieran Furlong, partner at Finistere Ventures, offers some insight,…

Practical Farming

From ‘soil to society’ with an animal feed company

We talk to animal feed company, Devenish, about its intriguing philosophy of ‘One health, from soil to society’ encompassing plant,…

Food Files

In conversation with The Mindful Farmer

The power of mindful farming, rich farm soil and award-winning nutritious food – all and more in conversations with farmer…

Practical Farming

Creating a new farm-to-hotel beef model

Redmond Family Farm, is Craanford, County Wexford, has developed a new farm-to-hotel beef model, crafted by Paddy and Tommy Redmond….

Practical Farming

How tech is creating smart herd nutrition

How new technology to accurately feed minerals in water can improve herd health – with Padraig Hennessy from Terra NutriTECH…