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Mike Magan - Grassland Merit Award - Grass Production

Enterprise: Dairy Farming

From: Killashee, Co. Longford

Farm Size: 92 ha (52 ha Milking Platform)

Annual Tonnage: Avg 18T Grass DM/Ha

Number of Grazings: 9 Grazings/Paddock/Year

Stocking Rate: 3.83 LU/Ha (Milking Platform) 2.85 LU/Ha (Whole Farm)

KgMS/Ha: 900 KgMS/Ha (Whole Farm)

Mike is the 2019 Grassland Merit Award Winner for Grass Production. Mike farms with family in Killashee , Co. Longford. Together they run a 200 cow spring calving herd. Mike 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, grazing infrastructure and pasture measurement. This is the highest grass production farm in the competition. There are a lot of monoculture swards sown on this farm.