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Grassland Farmer of the Year 2019 and Sustainable Farming Award Winner

Enterprise: Dairy Farming
From: Kilmoganny, Co. Kilkenny
Annual Tonnage: 17 T Grass DM/Ha (3 year avg)
Number of Grazings: 10 Grazings/Paddock/Year
Farm Size: 158Ha (112 Ha Milking Platform)
Stocking Rate: 2.55 LU/Ha (Milking Platform
2.35 LU/Ha (Whole Farm)
Kg MS/Ha: 823 KgMS/Ha (Whole Farm 2018)

Bryan is the 2019 Overall & Sustainable Farming Grassland Farmer of the Year. Bryan farms with his wife Gail in Kilmoganny, Co. Kilkenny. They grew an average of 17T Grass DM/Ha over the last 3 years whilst achieving an average of 10 grazings per paddock on their farm. This farm achieved the highest number of grazings per paddock in the competition. Some parts of the farm are up to 1,000 ft above sea level. Whilst they excel in all areas of grassland management they put particular focus on sustainable farming. They use clover to reduce fertiliser N input and are strong advocates of using LESS technology and Protected Urea. Previously, they were members of the Dairyman project.

Grassland Performance 2020

Bryan's grassland performance will be added to this section at the key stages of the 2020 grazing season

Start of Grazing 2020 

 


Start of 2nd rotation

Mid-season

August -building up

Start of closing off

End of grazing 2020