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Greenfield Dairy Farm

Greenfield Dairy Farm is a commercial dairy farm milking 330 cows in spring milk production. The farm is leased for 15 years, converted to grass from tillage in 2010. Heifer calves contract reared. All machinery work contracted out. The farm was established to develop production information and financial data for a large scale dairy farm using real costs.
With grass growth slow there is still a large amount of grass silage in the diet of the milking cows at the Greenfield farm in Kilkenny.
By Jack Kennedy on 24 March 2018
February had it all – sick cows, wet weather, paperwork and lots of calves, writes Jack Kennedy
By Jack Kennedy on 01 March 2018
No milking in December and January leaves time for holidays and planning for spring 2018, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 11 January 2018
Christmas came early to the Greenfield demonstration farm in Co Kilkenny with TB results.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 December 2017
As the first-calvers approach the end of first lactation on the Greenfield demonstration farm, questions are arising about cow type.
By Jack Kennedy on 09 November 2017
The start of November brings the start of drying off heifers on the Greenfield demonstration farm in Kilkenny.
By Jack Kennedy on 05 November 2017
Irish Farmers Journal dairy editor Jack Kennedy provides a weekly update from the Greenfield Farm, where volumes are well back.
By Jack Kennedy on 29 October 2017
Round bales of silage will be introduced to the herd next week in order to slow the grazing rotation, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 24 September 2017
We are heading for mid-September with no supplement required at Greenfield Farm, which reinforces how good growth rates have been for last number of weeks.
By Jack Kennedy on 09 September 2017
Grass growth rates double the normal August average are helping reduce costs on the Greenfield farm in Kilkenny. Jack Kennedy reports.
By Jack Kennedy on 31 August 2017
The June milk cheque is much improved but the real cost of managing large numbers and new facilities is centre-stage in Greenfield Kilkenny.
By Jack Kennedy on 03 August 2017
Now is the time to think about the value there is to April calvers and what cows need to be culled.
By Jack Kennedy on 31 July 2017
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