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National Milk Quality Farm Walk (in association with NDC, Ornua, Lakeland Dairies)

Event Time 1:30pm
Venue Farm of Darran McKenna, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan
Farm walk on the 2018 National Winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards

A farm walk will take place on the McKenna family farm on Wednesday 12th June at 1.30pm.

The event is organised by Teagasc, with the support of Lakeland Dairies Co-op, the National Dairy Council and Ornua, and celebrates the excellence of Irish dairy farming highlighted annually by the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards.

 

The farm walk will address the following topics:

  • Review of farm performance
    • 2018 performance figures: 521 kg milk solids per cow (3.42% protein, 4.19% butterfat), SCC 70,000 cells/ml, 80% six-week calving rate
  • Producing high quality milk with low SCC and TBC
  • Sustainable milk production while caring for the environment
  • Reduced antibiotic usage: the case for selective dry cow therapy
  • Taste the difference: grass fed milk tastes better!

All welcome. 

Directions: The farm is located adjacent to the village of Emyvale, which itself is on the N2 Dublin to Derry road.  The farm will be signposted from Emyvale | GPS co-ordinates: 54.335937,-6.950582 | Eircode: H18 CY99