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Sean Barry


Name:  Sean Barry

Address: Ballyluddy, Pallasgreen, Co Limerick

People working on the farm:      

  • Hired: None
  • Family: Sean’s parents Pat and Kate

Farm size ha:  53.39ha

Stocking rate kg N / ha:  153kgN/ha (2020)

Teagasc Advisor:              Padraig Fogerty

Main Enterprise:              Dairy

Other Enterprises:           Calf to forward store

Milk solids kg / cow:        495kg/cow sold to co-op 2020

No. of Dairy cows:            67 (average 2020)


  • Dairy – Herd EBI: €159 (2021)
  • Replacement heifer EBI: €189 (bulling heifers 2021)
  • 6 week calving rate: 93%

Soil type: Heavy soil, 3-4 inch topsoil over blue clay


  • Grass grown t DM / ha 2020: 13.1tns DM/ha


  • Parlour: 12 unit Gasgoigne parlour, Automatic cluster removers, dumpline, Variable Speed pump
  • Housing: 77 cubicles, slatted weaning housing, calf shed and calving house
  • Feed Storage: 10.5tn dairy ration bin, 1 silage slab
  • Grazing Infrastructure: This is a fragmented farm, the milking block is split by into 4 parcels   by the main Tipperary-Limerick roadway and another minor road. Paddock system, central roadways, spur roadways, multiple gaps and water troughs. Outside block is for silage and heifer rearing