Dairy Farmers in Cork and Kerry to benefit from The Farm Store/ GEA Farm Technologies Partnership

Dairy Farmers in Cork and Kerry to benefit from The Farm Store/ GEA Farm Technologies Partnership

27 September 2012

Leading experts in farming practice and technological advances, The Farm Store, are pleased to announce details of a new partnership with GEA Farm Technologies (Westphalia Surge), which will see them offer full reviews of hygiene protocols to dairy farms all over the Cork and Kerry region.

Founded in 1976, The Farm Store, with stores in Bandon and Belgooly, Co. Cork, is a locally owned operation that has grown considerably through the years, while remaining committed to the same local style business philosophy that has been the foundation of their success. There is a huge drive from within the business to discover and offer new and better quality agri products and services that meet the needs of farmers today. While, GEA Farm Technologies is a worldwide leading manufacturer of technical innovations, integrated product solutions, and effective animal-hygiene products for cost-efficient milk production. The new partnership will see GEA in association with The Farm Store, offer advice and a wide range of modern products suited to improving and maintaining low T.B.C. results on all aspects of the modern dairy parlour.

Sean Cahill, Business Development Manager with GEA, who has spent over 20 years working in the dairy industry in Ireland, Holland and the UK, will work closely with The Farm Store to visit their customers' farms to offer advice and guidance on how to maximise yields from their dairy parlours. Through milk sampling, dairy farmers availing of the new service from The Farm Store will be able to identify the source of mastitis causing infection on their individual farm. 

Specially trained in the Dairy Co. Mastitis Control Plan, Sean will also help farmers to:

  • Diagnose mastitis patterns from clinical mastitis and somatic cell count recordings and information.
  • Classify as environmental or contagious mastitis, or dry period or lactation origin.
  • Identify control shortfalls.
  • Implement targeted intervention.


The Farm Store and GEA have combined their assets, unique skills, expertise and a loyal customer base, to offer exclusivity of this service to dairy farmers in Cork and Kerry.  Commenting on the new partnership, Hugh Sisk, owner and Managing Director of The Farm Store said "Together with GEA, we look forward to assisting dairy farmers with the many challenges they face in achieving the best results with cost competitive targeted products."

Sean Cahill added "This new partnership is a positive move for GEA as it allows us to meet farmers, who are our core customers, face to face and build on relationships. The Farm Store has a reputation second to none, and this is key in building up trust and confidence."

The new service is available to all The Farm Store's customers experiencing any problems, and consultations and sampling are free of charge.

For more information on this service call The Farm Store on (023) 8841911 or visit www.thefarmstore.ie.