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John Mc Namara - Grassland Farmer of the Year 2018 and Dairy Award

Name:  John McNamara

Enterprise: Dairy Farmer

From: Hospital, Co. Limerick

Farm Size: 116Ha (78Ha Milking Platform)


Annual Tonnage: Avg 16T Grass DM/Ha

  1. Grazings: 8.5 Grazings/Paddock/Year

Stocking Rate: 3 LU/Ha (Milking Platform). 2.7LU/Ha (Whole Farm)

KgMS/Ha: 912 KgMS/Ha (Whole Farm)

John is the 2018 Overall & Dairy Grassland Farmer of the Year. John farms with his wife Olivia just outside Hospital, Co. Limerick. They grew an average of 16T Grass DM/Ha whilst achieving an average of 8.5 grazings per paddock on their farm in 2017. Whilst they excel in all areas of grassland management they put particular focus on building their grazing infrastructure and reseeding lower performing paddocks.