‘Farming for a New Decade’ – New Kerry Agribusiness / Teagasc Joint programme
Kerry Agribusiness and Teagasc launched their new phase of the dairy joint programme on zoom on Tuesday, 17 November. ‘Farming for a new decade’ is the ninth chapter of the Teagasc / Kerry Agribusiness knowledge transfer programme that began in 1994.
This new programme will promote economic, social and environmentally sustainable dairy farm systems to Kerry Agribusiness suppliers. It will provide a tailored range of activities to engage with Kerry farmers which are focussed on supporting advancements in best practice and technology adoption.
The new programme revolves around 15 demonstration farms. The 15 ‘Demonstration farms’ are representative of herd size of Kerry Agribusiness suppliers and are geographically spread across the Kerry Agribusiness catchment. There will be a strong focus placed on nutrient management planning, effective use of nitrogen and Economic Breeding Index of herds to optimise productivity and further advancements in the conversion of grazed pasture to milk solids production.
Teagasc Dairy Business and Technology Advisors Ger Courtney and Robert Prendiville will manage and provide the technical services for the programme. Details of the participating farmers are listed below.
Farmer and Location
Andrew Killeen Doonbeg, Co. Clare
Damien Carmody Kilkee, Co. Clare
David O’Leary Cordal, Co. Kerry
Declan, Eileen & Kieran Murphy Effin, Co. Limerick
Dermot & Micheal Kavanagh Lispole, Co. Kerry
Gerry & Niall Moloney Crecora, Co. Limerick
Joe Carroll Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry
Michael & John Casey Causeway, Co. Kerry
John Galvin Ardfert, Co. Kerry
Michael & Alex McCarthy Feenagh, Co. Limerick
Patrick & Paula O’Hanlon Tarbert, Co. Kerry
Sean & Diarmiad Fitzgerald Cratloe, Co. Clare
Stephen & Brian McAuliffe Templeglantine, Co. Limerick
William Daly Newmarket, Co. Cork
William Dennehy Currow, Co. Kerry
For more information see www.teagasc.ie/KerryJointProgramme