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Grass10 Report 2017 - 2020

19 January 2021
Type Report

In 2017, Teagasc launched a multi-year Grass10 campaign (four years, 2017-2020) to promote sustainable grassland excellence on Irish livestock farms (dairy, beef and sheep).

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The Grass10 partners are Grassland Agro, AIB, FBD, Department Agriculture Food & the Marine and the Irish Farmers Journal. 

The primary objective of the Grass10 Campaign was to utilise 10 tonnes of grass DM/ha/year using 10 grazings per paddock on grassland farms in Ireland. As well as working closely with all partners and Teagasc advisory programme, the Grass10 programme worked closely with the Grassland Science Department in Teagasc.

The continued adoption of best grazing management practices at farm level will be critical in increasing the future sustainability of grassland farming in confronting future challenges with regards to climate change, ammonia emissions and water quality. Increasing nitrogen use efficiency on grassland farms will be a major objective.