James and Nora Kennedy
James & Nora Kennedy milk 150 cows on the family farm in Bawn, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary on a milking platform of 120 acres. Cow type is a three way cross of Holstein Friesian, Norwegian Red & Jersey producing on average 1600 kg milk solids per ha, with a herd EBI of 154 Euro. The land is a good brown earth soil known as an Elton soil type. Grazing season is from early February to mid - November. James plans to maintain his current stocking rate & concentrate on improving nitrogen use efficiency & reducing his overall carbon footprint. He has switched to protected urea & uses a dribble bar system.