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Shane Kinsella - Finalist Grassland Farmer of the Year 2020


Shane Kinsella is a finalist in the Grassland Farmer of the Year 2020 Competition. Farming near Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Shane milks 88 cows. Shane grew 16.9 T DM/ha in 2020.Tune in to the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday next, January 19th at 2pm to find out who will be the winner!

Farming at 900ft – 1000ft above sea level near Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Shane Kinsella milks 88 cows with a whole farm stocking rate of 2.9 LU/Ha. He has put great effort into his grazing infrastructure which is top class and helps labour efficiency allowing Shane to work off farm.

To help with this slurry and fertiliser applications are also outsourced which requires precise planning to ensure the right paddocks are getting the right nutrients. Shane feeds a high level of meal, in 2019, 1.8T per cow was fed however milk production was also high at 655 Kg MS per cow. Over 80% of the farm has been reseeded since Shane took over farming in 2014, this helped him grow 16.9 T DM/ha in 2020.

Check out all of the finalists in the Grassland Farmer of the Year 2020 Competition here 

To REGISTER and Join the live ceremony of the Grassland Farmer of the Year 2020 Awards or to find out more click here