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Minnock Agri Agricultural Consultancy Carlow


Pat Minnock, M.Agr.Sc, established Minnock Agri Enterprises in 1991.  
Pat started his working life in 1979 as a Technical Sales Representative for a major farm and feed merchant in Leinster, rising to the General Manager position in 1983.

With this wealth of experience behind him he set up Minnock Agri Enterprises in 1991.  Pat started by giving technical advice to tillage farmers, which he continues to do today.  The services provided by Minnock Agri Enterprises quickly expanded with the introduction of the Area Aid Scheme (now known as the Single Farm Payment Scheme) and many other E.U. supported schemes for farmers, e.g. REPS.

Pat, supported in the office by his wife Mary, quickly became knowledgeable on these E.U. schemes.  Keeping abreast of the changes in the agricultural scene Pat’s expertise grew and the business expanded.

He pioneered the rural development concept and supported many farmers and rural dwellers in their efforts to secure grant aid for their off-farm projects through the fledgling County Enterprise Boards and LEADER programme.

Many sports clubs in the South East region were successful in drawing down National Lottery funding through the Sports Capital Programme with the help of Minnock Agri.

During this time Pat has represented farmers in negotiating with the NRA under their Compulsory Purchase Order programme.

Because of his in-depth knowledge of farming and report writing skills Pat has also been of service to both the legal and accountancy professions both inside and outside the court room.


William Kelly.

William holds a B.Agr.Sc (Hons) from UCD and has a REPS Planner status with the Department of Agriculture.  He has worked for Teagasc since leaving UCD in 2005 and now is part of the team working with Pat Minnock to ensure good farm planning options for clients, in particular, in relation to animal nutrition and health for maximum animal performance.


He has completed Health and Safety training and is HSA approved to complete risk assessments.  William also farms in Carlow so has a practical knowledge of the farming business.  William is an associate member of the Agricultural Consultants Association of Ireland.


Minnock Agri Enterprises - Data Privacy Statement and Breach Notification Guidelines

At Minnock Agri Enterprises, we take your privacy seriously. It is important that you know exactly what we do with personal information that you and others provide to us, why we gather it and what it means to you. This document is being provided to you in line with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018.

The GDPR has also introduced changes which give you greater control over your personal information, including a right to object to processing of your personal information where that processing is carried out for our business purposes.


1. Who we are

Throughout this document, 'we', 'us', 'our' and 'ours' refers to Minnock Agri Enterprises


The information we collect about you

• data to identify you, including your contact information;

• information which you have consented to us using; and

• other personal information such as: telephone recordings; emails.

3.When we collect your information

We collect information:

• you give us;

• information relating to your farm, such as stock numbers, annual income, farm profitability

• information from your purchase /use of farm inputs,

• information provided to us by third parties, feed merchants etc

4. How we use your information and the legal basis

We use, and share, your data where:

• use is necessary in relation to a service or a contract that you have entered into (e.g. to provide you with a specific service) or because you have asked for something to be done

• you have agreed or explicitly consented to the using of your data in a specific way (you may withdraw your consent at any time); and

• use for our legitimate interests (which you may object to) such as managing our business including providing products, service information, conducting marketing activities, training and quality assurance.

5. Who we share your information with

When providing our services to you, we may share your information with:

• your authorised representatives; • third parties with whom: (i) we need to share your information to facilitate transactions you have requested, and (ii) you permit us to share your information; • service providers who provide us with support services; and • statutory and regulatory bodies (including central and local government), particularly the Department of Agriculture, and law enforcement authorities; 6. How long we hold your information How long we hold your data for is subject to legislation and regulatory rules we must follow, set by authorities. Data is held for varying periods depending on its nature and the necessity to retain. For our current data retention policy, please contact: Mary Minnock, Minnock Agri Enterprises 1A, The Crescent, Castle Oaks, Dublin Road, Carlow or by email at [email protected] 7. Implications of not providing information If you do not provide information we may not be able to: • provide requested services to you; • to continue to provide and/or renew existing services 8. How to exercise your information rights including the right to object and breach notification guidelines Since 25 May 2018, you have several enhanced rights in relation to how we use your information, including the right, without undue delay, to: • find out if we use your information, access your information and receive copies of your information; • have inaccurate/incomplete information corrected and updated; • object to particular use of your personal data for our legitimate business interests or direct marketing purposes; • in certain circumstances, to have your information deleted or our use of your data restricted; and • to withdraw consent at any time where processing is based on consent. If you wish to exercise any of your data rights, you can contact us at; Minnock Agri Enterprises 1A, The Crescent, Castle Oaks, Dublin Road, Carlow or by email at [email protected] If we are unable to deal with your request fully within a calendar month (due to the complexity or number of requests) we may extend this period by a further two calendar months and shall explain the reason why. If you make your request electronically, we will try to provide you with the relevant information electronically. You also have the right to complain to the Data Protection Commission or another supervisory authority. You can contact the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner at: Telephone: +353 (0)761 104 800 or Lo Call Number 1890 252 231 Fax: +353 57 868 4757 E-mail: [email protected] Postal Address: Data Protection Commission, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, R32 AP23, Co. Laois. 9. Updates We will update our Data Privacy Statement from time to time and reserve the right to do so. Any updates will be made available via our website at .