Enter the 2022 Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition!
There is still time to enter this year’s Grassland Farmer of the Year competition, which recognises and acknowledges those dairy, beef and sheep farmers who are achieving high levels of grass utilisation in a sustainable manner. There is a new organic category in 2022. Closing date: 16 September.
Find out more at GFOTY Competition
The objective of the Grassland Farmer of the Year competition is to promote grassland excellence among all Irish livestock farmers
The competition will recognise those farmers who are achieving high levels of grass utilisation in a sustainable manner. Irish agriculture faces serious challenges in trying to meet Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia emissions targets. Improved Nutrient Management and the use of clover are now more important than ever. The sustainability of our livestock production must improve.
Some farmers have to operate with difficult land and the competition will recognise this challenge. Pasture performance is critical to the success of organic farming, there is a category for organic farmers.
Awards will also be made to those farmers who demonstrate excellence in specific areas of grassland on their farm.
The competition recognises and acknowledges those dairy, beef and sheep farmers who are achieving high levels of grass utilisation in a sustainable manner.
There will be an overall award and many other category winners. The competition has a number of categories with an overall prize fund of €25,000
Awards: Nine prizes will be awarded
This year’s competition has 7 different categories for you to enter-:
Heavy soils/Disadvantaged Land
Young Farmer (under 30 years)*
Applicants should have established the level of grass production on their farm. Applicants will be prejudged on previous grass production data. A knowledge of farm soil fertility is essential. The sustainability of the grass-based system of production will be assessed. The necessary grazing infrastructure on each farm will also be a focus for this competition.
Click on the link below for more information and to enter. Good luck!
- Read about Grassland Farmer of the Year 2021 winners.
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