Shaun Maguire, Toberlion, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Shaun in partnership with wife Trina are milking a 127 dairy cows on a 46Ha milking platform. In total the farm consists of 80 hectares, giving the farms fragmented nature the outside blocks are used for replacement heifer rearing and silage production. Soil quality is good. 2020 herd supplied 531kg MS/Cow. 6 week calving rate is 70%, with a calving interval of 371 days. Herd EBI is €125, with 2021 calves averaging €186. Shaun uses a large team of High EBI black and white bulls, which are being selected to target improvements in fertility, and milk composition.