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Kevin Murphy - Glanbia Future Farm 2020 Performance Overview


The Open Source Future Farm Programme is a joint Teagasc / Glanbia Ireland knowledge transfer programme. It supports farmers like Kevin Murphy, demo farmer, to make the necessary changes for a profitable sustainable future. See Kevin Murphy's 2020 Performance Overview below.

 

The Open Source Future Farm Programme

A key objective of this programme is to help farmers implement changes to ensure that their environmental footprint is in line with the aims of the national Climate Action Plan.

There are 11 demonstration farms ranging in size from 120 to 320 cows. The programme is part of the EU-funded Smart Agri Hubs dairy project, with meters installed to monitor and improve water and energy usage. This tool will aid all farmers across the Glanbia Ireland supply base in using water and energy resources more efficiently.

Kevin Murphy - Participant

Watch Kevin's 2020 Performance Overview below

 

Kevin Murphy is farming outside Gorey Co. Wexford with his wife Ann and farm manager Brian.  They are farming 137 Ha of which 55Ha are owned. In 2019 they milked 262 cows and reared 80 replacement units. The plan is to milk 290 cows with 70 replacement units. In 2018 they supplied 505 KgMS/cow. The overall stocking rate is 2.5 LU/Ha.

The EBI of this cross bred herd is €157 and the EBI of the replacements is €200. The calving interval is 370 days and a six week calving rate of 86%. This year they completed their new rotary parlour and are currently building more cubicles.

Check out the Murphy farm updates here  

For more information on the Teagasc Glanbia Open Source Future Farm Programme click here