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AutoGrassMilk Farm Walk

AutoGrassMilk Farm Walk

The Irish Grassland Association in conjunction with its AutoGrassMilk partner Teagasc hosted an open day on the farm of Aidan and Anne Power, Co. Tipperary on Wednesday 7th October.  This event showcased the use of a robotic milking system in an intensive grazing farm.  The Powers milk 95 cows through two milking robots on their 43 ha dry, hilly farm.  Aidan described the importance of cow trafficability to a system like this and how allocation of grass is the engine that drives it to delegates. Teagasc Moorepark researchers presented some of the preliminary findings of the AutoGrassMilk research project and answered questions.  

Farm walk on the farm of Aidan and Anne Power, Co. Tipperary

Farm walk on the farm of Aidan and Anne Power, Co. Tipperary

The Irish Grassland Association in conjunction with its AutoGrassMilk partner Teagasc will host an open day on the farm of Aidan and Anne Power, Templederry, Co. Tipperary on Wednesday 7th October.  This event will showcase the use of a robotic milking system in an intensive grazing farm.  The Powers milk 95 cows through two milking robots on their 43 ha dry, hilly farm.  On the day participants will be able to see the importance of cow trafficability to a system like this and how allocation of grass is the engine that drives it. Learn how to best utilise the robot to achieve maximum profit.  And hear how much labour is really saved in automatic milking systems.  With two of the three years of the AutoGrassMilk research project now completed, some of the research staff involved with this project will be available on the day to present and discuss some preliminary findings and answer questions.  This is an event not to be missed for anyone considering purchasing a robotic milking machine. 

Free event for members 5th May

Free event for members 5th May

The Family Farm – looking to the future


By Noreen Begley, Regional Development Officer, Irish Grassland Association


The Irish Grassland Association will hold a farm walk on the farm of Geoffrey Wycherley on Tuesday the 5th of May at 11.00 am sharp. Geoffrey has been dairy farming in Lislevane, Bandon, Co. Cork since 1989. This is a spring calving dairy herd with the majority of the cows calving in February. He is currently milking 220 cows. He is in machinery and labour partnership with his two brothers. Geoffrey is also part of the Teagasc Catchment Programme; therefore, soil samples have been taken routinely for the last number of years.

Contract Rearing Event

Contract Rearing Event

With the advent of a quota free environment post 2015 there will be a substantial increase in milk volumes based on projected figures to date. Grazing platform is going to be the new quota and for that reason dairy farmers are looking at alternative ways to increase grass availability to support the milk production directly. One of the ways that must be given serious consideration is the ‘contract rearing of heifers. The Irish Grassland Association in association with Teagasc are running an evening event on the topic of Contract Rearing Heifers at 7.30pm on Thursday17th July 2014 at Shinagh Estates Gurteen Farm. The event should appeal to both beef, tillage and dairy farmers, as this may be an opportunity for all to benefit from potential income from contract rearing. This is a free event and is open to all interested parties.

IGA Making Good Quality Silage – Cavan & Mayo

IGA Making Good Quality Silage – Cavan & Mayo

The winter of 2012/13 has clearly highlighted the importance of silage feed quality. The poor harvesting conditions during 2012 and rising concentrate prices has clearly shown that good quality grass silage is very valuable on farm.

IGA Reseeding Event Roadshow MAYO

IGA Reseeding Event Roadshow MAYO

Reseeding is a key component to increasing meat and milk production from grazed grass.

Reseeding demo pulls the crowds

Reseeding demo pulls the crowds

The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) organised an excellent reseeding demonstration in Oldcastle, Co Meath last week attracting a delegation in excess of 500 farmers.

Financial analysis morning review

Financial analysis morning review

The Irish Grassland Association held their Regional Financial Analysis Morning in Kilkenny on Thursday the 21st of October.

IGA Reseeding Event Roadshow  MAYO

IGA Reseeding Event Roadshow MAYO

Reseeding is a key component to increasing meat and milk production from   grazed grass.

Low cost grass production demonstration Co.Cavan

Low cost grass production demonstration Co.Cavan

On 24th May the Irish Grassland Association (IGA) held a “Live” Grass Machinery Demonstration that focused on low cost grass production on the farm of Mr. Patrick Murtagh, Doon, Virginia, Co. Cavan.

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