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Jack & Larry Kearney's Teagasc/Glanbia Open Source Future Farm Walk

15 October 2021
Type Event Proceeding

A farm walk with Jack & Larry Kearney, farmer participants in the Teagasc Glanbia Future Farm Programme took place on Friday, 15 October in Rathcormack, Co. Cork

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Jack is a farmer participant in the Teagasc/Glanbia Future Farm Programme. Jack along with his parents Larry and Annette are farming 78Ha in Rathcormac, Co. Cork. In 2019 they milked 140 cows and had 40 replacement units. The plan is to milk 150 cows and rear 35 heifers. The calving interval is 376 days with a 91% six week calving rate.

Topics discussed during the farm walk will include:

  • Carbon footprint explained
  • Water quality
  • Biodiversity
  • Grass and cow performance update
  • Animal Health 

You can view the event proceeding here