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Edward Donovan

 

Demonstration Farm - Expansion Model (new entrant)


Farm Type New Entrant to Dairying
Farmer

Edward Donovan,
Ballybranagh,
Cloyne, Co. Cork

Description Conversion from Tillage in 2014
Land Owned 80 Hectares
Land Farmed 87 Hectares
Grass 50 Hectares
Tillage 37 Hectares
 20142015
Cow Numbers 45 69
Replacement Units (LU) 19 35
     
Milk Solids/Cow 2014 409 kgs (all heifers)
6 Week Calving Rate 2015 75%
EBI   €173
Soil Fertility Grassland    
  Lime 0% <6.2 pH
  P 14% Index 1 or 2
  K 43% Index 1 or 2