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‘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