Francis Nolan - Muckalee, North Kilkenny
Teagasc Glanbia Future Farm Focus
Go To: Current Farm Update
- Francis, a new entrant to dairying, is farming 70 Ha near Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny, of which 4Ha is rented.
- In 2019 he milked 130 cows and he had 50 replacement units. The plan for the farm is to milk about 130 cows and keep 40 replacement units.
- The calving interval is 371 days with 80% calving in 6 weeks.
Infrastructure farm walk 29th June 2022
Francis Nolan, Coolcullen Future Farm 2023
Coolcullen May 15th 2023
Growth kg DM ha-61
- Cows have been housed at night with grazed grass being brought in as ground conditions are too wet to graze
Francis Nolan Video Management Hints
Autumn build up of grass on heavy land- Francis Nolan Teagasc Glanbia Future Farm Kilkenny summary.
Overview of the farm
This video gives an overview of the farm & farm system. Francis explains his plans to do more reseeding over the next few years as well as improving soil fertility. Francis joined the Programme to grow more grass, improve soil fertility, while becoming more efficient & sustainable in the future.