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David O'Leary - Young Grassland Farmer of the Year Farm Walk

Event Time 11am
Venue Bawnaskehy, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Eircode: V92 P523
Young Grassland Farmer of the Year 2020

Join us on the morning of Thursday, 23rd September at 11am for a farm walk on the farm of the 2020 Young Grassland Farmer of the Year, David O'Leary on his farm in Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

David is a new entrant to farming as well as dairying. David started milking on a 32ha leased block in 2018 (an existing dairy operation). He aims to milk 80 cows this year. 10ha of this area is across a busy road and the heavy soil type means it is not always suitable for grazing at the shoulders of the year. Much of the infrastructure was already in place and the previous owners have been a great help to David.

The farm walk will focus on showcasing how David has improved soil fertility and grazing infrastructure. It will also show how the farm has become more sustainable through reseeding and other management decisions. As we are in the middle of autumn, grazing management and closing up the farm for next spring will also be covered.

Please come along to see how you can achieve these benefits for your farm and get answers from the Grass10 Specialists.