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Grassland Farmer of the Year 2018 - John MacNamara - Virtual Dairy Conference 2020


John MacNamara won the 2018 Overall & Dairy Grassland Farmer of the Year. Here he discusses the benefits of Pasture Base for his farm as well as the improvements he has made on farm since he took over the farm from his father

John MacNamara farms in Knockainey, near Hospital in Co. Limerick. There were 60 cows on the home farm when he took it over and he has grown this to 250 cows today. He attributes much of the development on farm to better grassland management and using Pasture Base. He found that Pasture Base has allowed him to make pro-active deicsions on farm rather than re-active decisions.

John outlines the many farm improvements that he has made in recent years, from improved infrastructure and roadway access to backfencing, to breed development and compact calving.

Watch the video below to see John report from the farm

 

To see the full programme of events for the Virtual Dairy Conference click here https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/dairy-conference/