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Location: Latitude 50°07’N, Longitude 08°16’W

Area: 93 ha (effective)

Milking Cows: 200 - 250 (subject to scientific requirements)

System: Spring calving dairy herd.

Typically cows are turned out to pasture directly post-calving and annually achieve a 300-day grazing season. All replacement stock are reared on an separate block of land situated close to Mitchelstown, Co. Cork  

Soil Type: Relatively free-draining acid brown earth of loam texture

Paddocks: 147 (102 experimental paddocks, 17 paddocks per treatment)

Dairy Infrastructure:

  • 20 unit herringbone parlour with automatic cow ID, automatic cluster removers, daily electronic milk weighting and sampling, in parlour feeding, milking behaviour recording, weighing and drafting facilities, Moo monitors
  • 300 cow winter housing shed
  • 100 heifer cubicle shed 

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