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Signpost Demonstration Farmers Waterford - Kilkenny

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Shane & John. P Fitzgerald, Portlaw | Steven Fitzgerald, AglishCathal Moran, SkeoughvosteenFrancis Nolan, Muckalee 

Shane and John P. Fitzgerald, Portlaw East, Waterford

Shane is farming with his father near Portlaw Co. Waterford. They are farming 92 Ha of which 30 Ha is leased. All the land is available to cows. The heifers are contract reared.

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Shane Fitzgerald Farm 2024

Shane Fitzgerald Farm 2024

             Portlaw figures May 17th 24'

Fat% -3.91

Milk -28

Milk solids - 2.05

Protein -3.36

AFC- 753

Meal - 2

Addition info:   

  1. Have skipped over 6 paddocks as surplus has developed. Pre grazing yields back to 1400 from now on and meal reduced to 2kg
  2. Breeding is going well with strong heats on all cows submitted for AI
  3. Heifers were injected after a week of natural heats so just a couple left to be served now

Steven Fitzgerald, Aglish, Waterford

Steven is farming with his parents near Aglish in West Waterford. They are farming 121 Ha of which 52 Ha is leased. The milking platform is 70 Ha.

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Steven Fitzgerald Farm 2024

Cathal Moran, Skeoughvosteen, Co. Kilkenny

Cathal is farming 177ha of which 57 is owned. The milking platform consists of 120 Ha. Cathal has 1.5 labour units employed on the farm.

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Francis Nolan, Muckalee, Co. Kilkenny

Francis is farming near Coolcullen in North Kilkenny. Francis is a new entrant to dairying. He is farming 70 Ha of which 4Ha is rented. All the land is available for cows

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Future Beef farmers

Ruairi Cummins, Kilmoganny | Eamonn & Donnchadh McCarthy, Glendine 


DairyBeef 500 farmers

Peter O'Hanrahan, Thomastown | Richard Long, Ballymacarbry