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Grass10 Newsletter - 19th January 2021

Get the latest news & updates from the Grass10 team in this week's newsletter including: Grassland Farmer of the Year 2020 Winner Caroline Walsh, and all the other category winners; details of upcoming webinar on "Getting Familiar with PastureBase Ireland" and catch up on January's "Win-win" webinar

View newsletter here: 130th Edition Grass10 Newsletter 19-1-21 (PDF)

The key messages in this week’s newsletter are:

  •  The Grassland Farmer of the Year 2020 competition awards ceremony took place earlier today on Zoom, live from Moorepark. Congratulations to Caroline Walsh from Ballinascarthy, Co. Cork who was the Overall Winner of the Grassland Farmer of the Year for 2020. Congratulations to all the Category Award Winners and thank you to all farmers who put themselves forward for the competition in 2020.

 The category winners were-:

  • Grassland Merit Award, Sustainable Grassland – JP Hammersley, Lattin, Co. Tipperary 
  • Grassland Merit Award, Most Improved Grassland – David Brady, Stradone, Co. Cavan
  • Grassland Merit Award, Most Improved Grassland – Noel Hurley, Kildorrery, Co. Cork
  • Suckler Beef Production Category– Thomas Hogan, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
  • Beef Production (non-suckling) Category– Pat Collins, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork
  • Dairy Category – Caroline Walsh, Ballinascarthy, Co. Cork
  • Sheep Category – Peter McGuinness, Trim, Co. Meath
  • Sustainable Farming Category – John Galvin, Dunmanway, Co. Cork
  • Heavy Soils/Disadvantaged Land Category – Sean Barry, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick
  • Young Farmer Category – David O’Leary, Castleisland, Co. Kerry


  • The Grass10 team and PastureBase will host a webinar titled “Getting Familiar with PastureBase Ireland” on Thursday 4th February at 7pm. For more information and to register, click here-: teagasc.ie/grass10
  •   To view the recording & a PDF of the slideshow from our webinar last Wednesday 13th January titled “ Creating a Win- Win Scenario for Farmers and the Environment using PastureBase Ireland” click here-: http://bit.ly/Grass10Webinars