PAST EVENTS - TOPICAL 2015

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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.

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