Winter Milk Week - Monday21 November 2022 21 November 2022
Venue Farm of Pat & Thomas Smith, Castlerickard, Longwood, Co Meath. Eircode: A83 E971
Winter milk producers constitute a vital sub-sector within a highly seasonal Irish dairy industry. Year-on-year these farms meet demand for a consistent daily supply of quality fresh milk to the domestic market, as well as providing winter volumes for manufacture of specific products.
As part of the Teagasc Winter Milk Programme a number of on farm events are being organised around the country. Teagasc Winter Milk Week will see five farm walks taking place each day from Monday, 21st – Friday, 25th November in a different location each day.
Join us on Monday 21st November at 11.30am for a Winter Milk Farm Walk on the farm of Pat & Thomas Smith, Castlerickard, Longwood, Co Meath, A83 E971
Topics to be discussed on the day:
- The impact of cost inflation on winter milk farms
- Calving pattern & fertility effects on herd performance
- Adding value to the milk cheque through improved herd genetics
- Efficiently feeding the herd this winter