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John Leahy - Most Improved Grassland Management

Name: John Leahy

Enterprise: Dairy Farmer

From: Athea, Co. Limerick

Farm Size: 75.6Ha (40 Ha Milking Platform)


Annual Tonnage: Avg 11.5T Grass DM/Ha

Grazings: 7 Grazings/Paddock/Year

Stocking Rate: 2.6LU/Ha (Milking Platform) - 1.7LU/Ha (Whole Farm)

KgMS/Ha: 720KgMS/Ha (Whole Farm)

John Leahy won the Dairy Merit Award for Most Improved Grassland Management. John farms on heavy soils in Athea, Co. Limerick. John got this award as he has made significant progress in grassland on the farm over the past few years. There have been large improvements in soil fertility and grazing infrastructure. More significantly, John has improved grassland output through land drainage and paddock renewal. The farm as a result has doubled in terms of grass production.