Watch: Greenfield dairy farm update – Kilkenny solutions to spring challenges
The usual spring challenges with plenty of work, wet weather grazing, and the odd sick cow persist but overall for mid-March the farm is in a better place than it has been compared with previous years.
Calving rate has improved considerably over the years. I remember being on the farm for Paddy’s day in the first couple of years and there were 70 odd cows left to calve from a smaller herd. Today, there are just 45 cows left to calve (12%).
Somatic cell count is going well overall. At times, farm manager Tom Lyng wishes the parlour had a ...