Following a COVID enforced hiatus since 2020, the Irish Grassland Association Dairy Summer Tour sponsored by AIB will return in 2022. The trip to Tipp (and Kilkenny) will take place on Tuesday July 19th and will focus on a theme of optimising output on the milking platform. Host farmers for the day will be Tom Walsh from Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny and Denis Cody from Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Proceedings will begin at Semple Stadium in Thurles and while there will be no music on our trip to Tipp, we do have two excellent host farmers who are hitting the high notes in terms of farm performance.
Commenting at the launch of this year’s Summer Tour, John Farrell, AIB Agri team, said, ‘We are looking forward to returning to a physical event this year and meeting with our customers again. The IGA have sourced from two excellent host farmers and while both farmers have different stories to tell, the fundamentals of grass, cows and management are key on both farms. Given the year that is 2022, the theme of optimising output on the milking platform is very appropriate and I have no doubt that there will be some excellent insights on the day for all those in attendance’.