Yesterday May 12, 2010 - heading down to an area west of Dingle, County Kerry, To me this is the most picturesque area of Ireland with mountains, valleys and climbing over one hill opens up a new vista with fantastic scenery abounding. Dairy farms are small down here, many part-time farmers have gone into suckling. It is not the sheer profit that is made in farming down here that really matters but the love of animals that people have. However, it is a shame that a living cannot be made from farming in this part of rural Ireland.Farm sizes are generally small, fragmented and because of the existence at the end of peninsula here, possibilities of travelling to work in the larger urban areas of Killarney and Tralee is not really feasible with farming part of life on a day to day basis. Anyway, the off-farm jobs in the building industry and other electronic industries no longer pertain for many individuals in rural Ireland. The interest in cows be it beed or dairy is excellent.