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Grass10 Drystock Grassland Farmer of the Year, Aidan Maguire

Aidan Maguire from Co.Meath, is this year’s Grass10 Drystock Grassland Farmer of the Year winner and he joins Catherine Egan on this week’s Beef Edge podcast with an update on his grassland management over the coming weeks and his plan for silage 2022.

Aidan outlines how he started measuring grass when he joined the Grass10 group and the Green acres programme and describes the changes he made on the farm, increasing the number of paddocks and reducing their sizes.

Through soil sampling, applying lime and slurry, he has increased the pH and P & K on the farm to index 3 and 4 which has enabled him to increase his stocking rate.

He had started using red clover for feeding weanlings over the winter and the weanlings gained over 0.7 kg/head/day on silage and 1kg of concentrates which was a huge saving for him.

This year he intends to reseed 5 acres more in red clover for silage with Aidan outlining his plan for which he applied slurry and protected Urea and aims to cut mid-May.

For further details:  Grassland Farmer of the year 2021 

For more episodes from the Beef Edge podcast, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/thebeefedge  

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