Some people will be udderly disappointed by the one thing that's missing from the Irish Farmer Calendar 2018.

The cream of the crop of Irish farmers has been unleashed again for the Irish Farmer Calendar 2018.

The charity calendar cultivates much excitement among the Irish population – all the while raising money for the charity Bothar.

The produce of next year’s calendar has been released. It features men of agricultural charm from Cork, Kilkenny, Wexford, Tipperary, Roscommon, Derry and Dublin. Resplendent with their farmers’ tans, they appear in their full (or at least topless) glory along with goats, hens, a French bulldog, sheep, rabbits, peacocks and pigs. The calendar was shot on at Croan Cottages and farm, Co. Kilkenny.

The photos are entertaining and the models are outstanding in their field. So what’s wrong, you might ask?

Well, in all the years of Irish Farmer Calendars, there have been NO Donegal men.

Creator of the calendar series Ciara Ryan told Donegal Woman, “In 9 years, I have never had a Donegal farmer and we would be delighted to get some applicants from there but it just never happens!”

Donegal farmers aren’t the shy types, so why not tell the hard-working men of the county that stardom awaits them?

December: Irish Farmer Calendar 2018

There’s plenty of time to apply and perfect the tan before next year’s edition. So if you have a man in the house who could be Donegal’s own Mr January, send them over to to apply.

The calendar is in hot demand all over the world – receiving orders from the US, Australia, UK, Germany, Brazil, France, Hong Kong and South Africa, with an international audience hungry to see the charms of Ireland’s farms. The first order for the 2018 calendar came from Tucson, Arizona, United States.

Ciara Ryan says that interest in the calendar this year is far exceeding previous years and the feedback has been tremendous.

January: Irish Farmer Calendar 2018

As well as providing eye candy, it’s all for a good cause too – the nominated charity Bóthar enables families and communities worldwide to overcome hunger and poverty and to restore the environment in a sustainable way. To do this, they specialise in improved livestock production and support related training and community development. Bóthar also educates the public in Ireland about global poverty.

The calendar is available now from for €10.99 aAnd will be available in Calendar Club stores in Ireland and the UK later this month (October)