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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.
  • 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 Update

Updates from Previous Years

View 2021, 2020 and 2019 updates