Sean O'Donnell - Mixed Soils Grassland Farmer of the Year 20218 July 2022 8 July 2022
Venue Ballina, Co. Mayo. Eircode: F26 WP86
Sean O'Donnell and his family farm just outside Ballina, Co. Mayo milking 215 crossbred cows across two milking platforms. The O'Donnell’s were the “Mixed Soils” category winners of the 2021 Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition.
Join us on Friday, 8th July at 11am for a farm walk on the O'Donnell’s home farm near Ballina, Co. Mayo, F26 WP86 where the following will be discussed:
- Farm Overview & Herd Performance
- Grassland Management
- Incorporating & Managing Grass – Clover swards
- Drainage Demonstration
Sean’s focus has always been centred on growing high levels of quality grass and having excellent grazing infrastructure in place to make use of this grass, especially at the shoulders of the year.
Sean completed over 40 grass walks in 2021 on PastureBase Ireland, with 13T of grass grown across both platforms & 8.8 events per paddock. He is incorporating clover on farm through both over sowing and reseeding in 2022. His cows produced 484 Kg Milk Solids per cow in 2021 from 800 Kg meal in 2021.
In the below clip, Sean gives us an insight as to what to expect on the day of the event.