Insights & Key Learnings from Grassland Farmer of the Year Caroline Walsh
Caroline Walsh joins Emma Louise Coffey on this week's Dairy Edge podcast. Caroline gives an insight into her success and key learnings from the Grass 10 competition.
Grassland Farmer of the Year, Caroline Walsh, joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast with an insight into her success and key learnings from the Grass 10 competition.
Caroline began milking a herd of 40 cows on leased ground in 2010 when she acquired 40,000 gallons of milk quota and from there she has developed her husband’s family farm into a sustainable dairy enterprise where she now milks 64 cows.
Looking to grassland performance, Caroline credits her dairy advisor Mark Treacy as well as members of the local Grass 10 discussion group for the improvements to grass production and management on the farm.
The farm grew 14 tonnes of grass in 2020 and achieved 9.6 grazings per paddock due to regular measurement and continuously grazing paddocks at 1,400 kg DM/ha.
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