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Watch: Greenfield dairy farm update – Kilkenny solutions to spring challenges
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Watch: Greenfield dairy farm update – Kilkenny solutions to spring challenges

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Despite February challenges, the Greenfield farm in Kilkenny is coming through the busy spring period pretty well. Jack Kennedy reports.
Despite February challenges, the Greenfield farm in Kilkenny is coming through the busy spring period pretty well. Jack Kennedy reports.

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 ...

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