Olivia Hynes, Jamestown, Four Roads, Co. Roscommon
Olivia farms 74.8Ha full-time, with help from her parents. 90% of the farm is free draining brown acid soil, with moderate to good fertility. She is stocked at 120kg/Ha, but hopes to increase this. She runs an intensive mixed grazing enterprise, with a cow herd of just over 60 cows, selling the weanlings (bull & heifer) at export sales in Nov-Jan annually. 10-12 heifers are kept for replacements per year. A ewe flock complements the suckler enterprise. The plan is to stay at the same cow numbers but to increase the efficiency on the bovine side of the farm. Local Advisor is Brian Daly.