West Waterford near Tallow and Lismore Co. Waterford.
Grass based Dairy system.
Block Spring Calving.
Planned to start the cows calving on the 1st Feb.
X bread herd: based on New Zealand genetics.
Top 200 EBI herd
We aim to consistently grow 12-14 tons of grass per ha
Produce 450kg of milk solids per cow, 1,300kg milk solid per ha
From 600-700kgs of purchased feed
80% of cows in calf @ 6 weeks
Two Milking Platforms:
Lismore: 420 cows on 135 ha stocked @ 3.1 cow/ha
Moore Hill: 600 cows on 196ha stocked at 3.1cows/ha