Address: Ballyphilip, Banogue, Co.Limerick
Farm size: 29.5 ha all owned
Soil Type: Predominantly dry
Farming system: Suckler to finish - Under 16 month bulls, Heifers at 20 months
Farm Plan: To achieve a gross margin of €1000 per hectare. Main areas of focus are reducing costs with meal and veterinary bills being areas of particular focus. Aiming to grow to 50 cows from 35 calving from June to August with high maternal value cows bred to maternal AI bulls to breed replacements. This farm will demonstrate how to run a high output farm from a predominantly grass based system running very high stocking rates.