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John Trant - Young Grassland Farmer of the Year

Enterprise: Dairy Farmer

From: Clongowes, Clane, Co. Kildare

Farm Size: 132 Ha (116Ha MP)

Annual Tonnage: Avg 15 T Grass DM/Ha (3 yr avg)

Number of Grazings: 9.3 Grazings/Paddock/Year

Stocking Rate: 3 LU/Ha (Milking Platform) 2.8 LU/Ha (Whole Farm)

KgMS/Ha: 1350 KgMS/Ha (Whole Farm)

John is the 2019 Young Grassland Farmer of the Year.  John is the farm manager of a dairy herd based in Clongoweswood college in Clane, Co. Kildare. He has entered into dairying through farm management. He runs a 350 cow spring calving herd. John has an excellent attitude towards grassland management and over the past few years he has focused on improving many aspects of the grazing platform. This includes soil fertility and pasture measurement. Making use of clover to reduce fertiliser N input is one of the ways to improve farm sustainability.

Grassland Performance 2020

John'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