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John Ryan - Gortnahoe, Co. Tipperary

Teagasc Glanbia Future Farm Focus

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  • John and his father Tom are farming 70 Ha near Gortnahoe, Co.Tipperary.
  • In 2019, they milked 138 cows and reared 30 replacement units.
  • The overall stocking rate is 2.3 LU/ Ha and the milking platform stocking rate is 4 cows/Ha

March Update

Current Farm Update

John Ryan Farm

John Ryan Farm

25th May 2023

  • Milk Litres/Day: 27.2
  • Fat %: 3.98
  • Protein%: 3.51
  • Milk Solids/day Kg: 2.09
  • SCC: 81
  • Meal kg/cow/day: 3
  • Average Farm Cover: 702
  • Cover Per Cow: 149
  • Growth Rate:66
  • Demand: 71



Silage cut last week with slurry out on ground that was cut.

Grass supply beginnng to tighten.

Overview of the farm

This video gives an overview of the farming system. John explains that the farm used to be drystock & tillage but he switched to dairying in 2011. John hopes to improve sustainability by spreading protected urea, using trailing shoe slurry application method & improving the genetic merit of his cows

Updates from Previous Years

View 2020 and 2019 updates