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Social Media Takeover - John Trant

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John Trant, 2019 Young Grassland Farmer of the Year hosts a social media takeover on his farm through Twitter and Instagram

John Trant is the 2019 Young Grassland Farmer of the Year and was due to host a farm walk on his farm but due to COVID19 this has had to be cancelled. Instead John will host a social media takeover on his farm on Wednesday 16 Sept.

John is the farm manager of a dairy herd based in Clongowes Wood College in Clane, Co. Kildare. He has entered into dairying through farm management. He runs a 350 cow spring calving herd and over the past three years grew an average 15 T DM Grass per Ha and achieved 9.3 grazings per paddock per year. John has an excellent attitude towards grassland management and over the past few years he has focused on improving many aspects of the grazing platform. This includes soil fertility and grass measurement as well as making use of clover to reduce fertiliser N input to improve farm sustainability.

Join John on the day by following @TeagascGrass10 on Twitter or @Teagasc account on Instagram.