About FRS Network

FRS – The Journey

Idea Generation FRS Network

  • 1970 – Voluntary relief milking groups formed to support farmers
  • 1979 – Macra Na Feirme organised first national meeting of their individual groups

FRS is born

  • 1980
    • National Co-op Farm Relief Services Ltd formed as a federal Co-op
    • Local voluntary group registered as a co-operative
    • Bringing relief farm services to farmers

FRS Timely Innovations

  • 1981 – FRS organised the First hoof care training course in Ireland
  • 1983 – FRS introduced the first ultrasound scanning of sheep and cows to Ireland
  • 1984 – Farm Accident & Sickness Scheme launched by FRS to service market need

FRS Diversifying with a changing Ireland

  • 1999 – FRS Recruitment set up by FRS

FRS strengthens collective structure

  • 2005 – FRS Network Amalgamated Society formed

FRS expert training resource

  • 2008 – FRS Training formed

 FRS  Membership Benefit Scheme to Farmers

  • 2013 –  Membership Benefit Scheme Launched

FRS Launches Innovative App for Farmers 

  • 2014 – Herdwatch Farm Managment App is launched

FRS TodayIreland Map

FRS Network is a co-operative organisation established in 1980 for the provision of skilled people to meet customer requirements. Through growth and diversification FRS have expanded into five distinct divisions intrinsically linked through the supply of expertly skilled people – farm services, fencing, training,  recruitment and herdwatch with a network of 20 offices nationwide and 20,000 customers.

 

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