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Jack Kennedy is the Dairy Editor with the Farmers Journal which he joined in October 2002. His main areas of responsibility relate to outlining the best existing and emerging technology inside the farm gate to dairy farmers. He previously worked as a researcher at Moorepark Grassland and Dairy Research Centre. He hails from a farming background in Cahir, Co Tipperary. He has a degree from the University College Dublin in Agriculture and a doctorate from Moorepark and UCD. His interests outside of farming are cycling and following all sports.
Management of farms in high rainfall areas is sometimes different but often the principles are the same.
Sunshine and showers are really driving growth rates on farms all around Ireland this week so action and plans are essential
With growth rates booming and farms filling up with grass there is plenty of action in the fields.
Ireland is at the forefront of breeding technologies with major players like the US and New Zealand now following our lead, Jack Kennedy writes.