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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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FRS hiring 300+ milkers and general farm workers

FRS Farm Relief is set to recruit 300+ farm workers to help address an “expected growth” in demand for its services over the next twelve months.

It will launch the recruitment campaign at the 2022 National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois.

Interested farm workers can sign up by visiting the FRS stand or by speaking with any of the FRS personnel in attendance.

FRS says the additional need for farm workers arises from the “growing” pressures on farmers around Ireland, including managing increased herds as well as adapting to the needs of sustainability and other modern farming requirements.

FRS Farm Relief says that it currently maintains a panel of more than 1,200 farm operatives who support more than 5,000 farms across the country.

Over the course of the next year, they are projecting a “significant” growth in demand for farm support, with more farms seeking their services and “increased” engagement from farmers they are already assisting.

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FRS will be placing a particular focus on hiring more milkers and general farm workers, with the “greatest anticipated” demand associated with those two roles.

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Colin Donnery, Group CEO of FRS Network, said:

“We will have opportunities for farm work all over the country, so we would encourage anyone interested in this type of work to come to talk to us on at our stand or visit our careers page.”

“We are especially keen to talk to workers who specialise in milking and general farm work, as the feedback on the ground is that these will be the skillsets most in demand come 2023.”

“FRS Farm Relief has a proud track record of assisting farmers and the farming community across Ireland. Ever since we were founded more than 40 years ago, this has been a key aspect of what we do.”

“Going into 2023, we expect our services will be more widely needed than ever before, given the increased pressures facing farmers around Ireland and the additional sustainability challenges facing Irish farms.”

“That is why we will be actively recruiting more workers through this campaign over the coming months,”. Donnery concluded.

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