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Thomas Fennelly - Portarlington, Co. Laois

Teagasc Glanbia Future Farm Focus

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  • Tom and his son, David are farming 106Ha near Portarlington, Co.Laois, of which 10Ha is rented.
  • In 2019 they are milking. The plan is to milk 220 cows and rear 60 replacement units 
  • The calving interval is 375 days with a six week calving rate of 84%. 
Overview of the farm

This video gives an overview of the farm & changes made over the years. They are currently milking 180 cows & stocking rate is 2.45 LU/Ha. They joined the Programme, as they want to improve farm sustainability - both economically & environmentally. Water usage & energy usage will also be monitored.


Farm Updates


2021

Week CommencingLitres/CowFat %Protein %SCCMS/Cow KgMeal KgAverage Farm CoverCover/LUPre Grazing YieldDemand/ HaGrowth rate/Ha
August 27th 20.88 4.42 3.72 90 1.75 2.0 862 282 1600 46 70
August 11th 22.50 4.39 3.51 82 1.83 4+S 466 185 1300 27 36
July 14th 24.20 3.98 3.62 82 1.89 1.4 593 159 1500 60 61
July 1st 22.80 4.42 3.62 75 1.88 5.0 545 178 1400 35 48
June 16th 24.90 4.35 3.55 71 2.02 1.6 632 141 1700 72 79
June 1st 26.17 4.26 3.59 71 2.10 2.0 528 112 1500 70 98
May 18th 26.34 4.23 3.70 61 2.20 2.4 771 169 1400 67 65
May 5th 28.10 4.12 3.62 70 2.24 2.0 669 147 1700 67 49
April 19th 28.20 4.20 3.71 103 2.29 2.6 825 206 1525 58 45

 


Updates from Previous Years

View 2020 and 2019 updates