Grass10 Farm Walk - Overall Winner18 April 2018 18 April 2018
Venue Farm of Eddie O'Donnell, Golden, Cashel, Co. Tipperary - Overall Winner of the Grass10 Farmer of the Year Competition
Eddie O'Donnell and his father Denis farm 116 hectares outside the village of Golden in south Tipperary. In 2017 they milked 318 cows giving a stocking rate of 2.75cows/ha on the milking blocks. There is excellent grazing infrastructure with 5m wide roadways and two 300 gallon water troughs in each paddock. Eddie's goal is to grow enough grass to stock the herd at 3cows/ha and to porduce enough winter feed from within the system.
Eddie won the 2017 Grassland of the Year Award. Eddie also won the Dairy Enterprise Award in this competition.
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