David O’Leary, Breahig, Cordal, Co. Kerry
David farms 34ha on a leased block near Castleisland. The milking platform is 33.5ha. Stocking rate on the milking block is 2.56LU/ha. David milked 48 in his 1st year farming & plans on milking 80 in 2021. He is focused on grassland management & has reseeded 30% of the farm in the 3 year period. He records the fertilizer applied to each paddock on PastureBase. 2020 calving interval was 355 days with an 84% 6 week calving rate. He is focused on managing cash flow, establishing clover, optimising nitrogen use & animal health. Local Advisor Denis Brassil.