Dairy research is being undertaken on 8 farms throughout the country. Half of the farms are located close to Fermoy, Co. Cork, the other half are dispersed across the country and incorporate varying soil types.
Ballyhaise, Co Cavan
Ballyhaise College farm is home to effective, futuristic farm systems research for regional milk production systems. Ballyhaise Farm role is to develop and appraise alternative spring calving pasture-based dairy systems for the future for the Northern half of Ireland
Clonakilty College, Co Cork
Clonakilty Agricultural College has been involved in agricultural education since 1905 and has been undertaking research in dairy production systems and breed comparisons since 2012
Curtins Farm, Co Cork
On Curtins sustainable farming systems research designed to maximise feed production and quality, and conversion to milk fat plus protein sales from environmentally and animal friendly systems and resulting in €2,500 net farm profitability per hectare per year
Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford
Johnstown Castle Dairy unit specialising in winter milk research is located on the Johnstown Castle Estate, this is the head centre for Teagasc Environment. Also on the estate is the EPA headquarters, Dept of Agriculture offices along with a substantial beef research farm
Dairygold, Co Cork
Dairygold Research Farm located close to the Moorepark centre is home to Teagasc’s ‘NEXT GENERATION’ Dairy herd of elite EBI genetics also our Automatic Milking System (AMU) since 2013.
Moorepark, Co Cork
Research at Moorepark Farm focuses on different components of the overall milk production system. Results achieved from this research are frequently integrated into systems research experiments being completed on other Teagasc dairy farms
Solohead, Co Tipperary