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Peter Farrell - Regional Winner North

Name: Peter Farrell

Enterprise: Dairy Farmer

From: Kilmessan, Co. Meath

Farm Size: 156Ha (100 Ha Milking Platform in 2017)


Annual Tonnage: Avg 16T Grass DM/Ha

Grazings: 9.5 Grazings/Paddock/Year

Stocking Rate: 2.7 LU/Ha (Milking Platform) - 2.34 LU/Ha (Whole Farm)

KgMS/Ha: 833 KgMS/Ha (Whole Farm)

Peter is the 2018 Regional (North) Grassland Farmer of the Year. Peter graduated as a Structural Engineer in 2008 but returned home to farm in partnership with his father in May 2009. They have since converted the 100 cow liquid herd into a much larger grass based Spring milk system. He was a former Nuffield Scholar who studied strategies to manage dairy volatility. Although the grassland management on this farm is excellent, especially grazing infrastructure, it is still developing and Peter plans to grow further.