Making Suckling Work for You, the Right Cow and the Right Grass was the title for this year’s Irish Grassland Association (IGA) summer tour, which was held on Tuesday.

The tour started in Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny, on the 53ha farm of James and Mary Grace, where grass is growing at a rate of 12t DM/ha/year. As James welcomed the group to the farm, he said: “I set out a couple of years ago to try and get as much as I can out of grass and that is the whole ethos of the farm.”