Location: Dunraymond, Co.Monaghan
Farm Size: 58 Ha Heavy land
System: Suckler to bull finish
Wesley is farming full time in Dunraymond Co. Monaghan. The land is very fragmented and is situated in a number of different blocks. The farm has heavy drumlin type soil. Soil fertility is poor with a high requirement for lime.
Zero grazing takes place on farm to aid in getting grass into diet at shoulders of year. There is a lot of work to be done to improve grazing infrastructure, the plan is to use temporary fences and gradually install more permanent fences.
Currently Wesley is running a herd of 80 high replacement index Limousine and Simmental Suckler cows with the plan to increase that number to 100 and continue slaughtering bulls at U16-months and continues selling surplus high index heifers for breeding.