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Kay is organically farming 34.83ha and she has additional organic lands coming in to system in 2022. There is also 11.16ha forestry. Kay farms the land herself and also makes use of hired labour.
She has a good loamy soil type on her farm. The farm was stocked at 110kgs/Ha in 2020 (includes ewes). Kay runs a spring calving suckler to store/beef system along with a lowland ewe system. There are currently 25 cows, 11 heifers & 75 ewes. The cows are all bred to 100% AI, typically to pedigree Angus bulls.
Selected paddocks are reseeded on the farm each year. For the past 2 years herbs & chicory are also included in the mix.
Kay is a member of her local beef and sheep discussion groups.
All farms building a relatively new and are all straw bedded. There are also excellent handling facilities on the farm.
Her advisor is Michael Bourke.
No. of cows: 25
Cow replacement index: 80
Heifer replacement index: 110
Calves per cow per year: 0.46
Kay’s plan is to improve grass production, animal performance & biodiversity on her farm.