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Glen South Farm | Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

* To improve our website in order to better serve you.

* To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

* To quickly process your transactions.

* To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

* Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.

* Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

We agree to the following: Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above. You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

* On our Privacy Policy Page

Can change your personal information:

* By emailing us

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honour Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioural tracking?

It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioural tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. We collect your email address in order to:

* Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

* Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.

* Send you additional information related to your product and/or service

* Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred. To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

* Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

* Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

* Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

* Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

* Honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

* Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

* Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email. and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Last Edited on 2019-01-31 This Privacy Notice was last updated on 31 January, 2019. We will update this Privacy Notice from time to time and reserve the right to do so.

Automatic Feeding System Installed on North Cork Farm

Elizabeth Ahern, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Cattle Specialist based in the Republic of Ireland, had the pleasure of attending an open day on a progressive beef farm in North Cork, Ireland, where the innovative Lely robotic feeding system has been installed. Glen South legacy stretches back to the early 1900’s where the McSweeney family has farmed the rolling landscape of Banteer, County Cork for three generations.

Frank Murphy and his wife Teresa McSweeney took over management of the Farm in 2012. What makes Glen South Farm different is the foresight and confidence for the farm’s future and the Irish beef industry. Significant investment was undertaken to upgrade the animal housing and handling facilities on the farm which in turn served to improve animal wellbeing and performance.

The newly constructed five star farm buildings have capacity for up to 1000 head of cattle. Frank holds a combination suckler herd sourced from local farms and established farmers; including Hereford stock from well know breeder, Dáithí Carroll and Aberdeen Angus from the Gigginstown Herd. In an innovative move, the Lely Vector automatic feeding system was installed at Glen South Farm in January 2014. This was the first of its kind for beef cattle in Europe. With the assistance of the robotic feed system, the animals enjoy “a la carte” access to a carefully balanced diet. The objective is to shorten the food chain from “farm to fork” offering a consistent supply of prime quality beef.

Glen South’s current customer market includes many quality restaurants via local butcher suppliers. The stress-free cattle receive fresh food as required in accordance with a carefully planned diet, tailored to individual groups within the herd.

Consistent availability of fresh fodder at the fence encourages feed intake, growth rate and ensures high quality and better live weight gain. Frank believes that efficient beef production largely depends on feeding the herd in a consistent, timely and sufficient manner and the Lely Vector is a beneficial assistant with these principles. Managing the herd has become more relaxed for the farm team as feeding takes care of itself. Summer pastures provide valuable, high-quality forage in the warmer months. Clover is cultivated to provide a natural source of nitrogen and grassland soil testing is regularly conducted, improving fertilizer use and efficiency.

Maize and Beet crops are locally grown to provide winter feeding for the herd and foraging zones to the wild bird populations. Frank has reviewed all sectors of the business; evaluating input while maintaining and improving current production levels. The farm, which also accommodates a state of the art handling system, is now working in an efficient sustainable manner, ensuring profit delivery and future success for the next generation.

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