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The top tillage and beef farmers in the country are in Kilkenny

There were 2 local winners at the Farming Independent Farmer of the Year awards last night.

Dara Walton who farms at Cappagh a few miles outside Callan won Beef Farmer of the Year while Julian Hughes from Kells was named Tillage Farmer of the Year.

David Russell, a dairy farmer from Thurles, Co Tipperary was announced as the overall farmer of the year.