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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.
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
Growth rate has dropped back to between 50kg and 60kg a day on the Greenfield Farm in Kilkenny as dry weather reduces growth rates and the natural seasonal decline continues.
By Jack Kennedy on 07 July 2017
Jack Kennedy gives an update from the Greenfield Dairy Programme farm in Kilkenny.
By Jack Kennedy on 30 June 2017
Jack Kennedy gives an update from the Greenfield Dairy Programme farm in Kilkenny.
By Jack Kennedy on 17 June 2017
The mixed weather delayed cutting of surplus grass on the Greenfield farm in Kilkenny and it has tightened stocking rate that bit too much for this week, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 08 June 2017
On average the Greenfield herd are delivering about two kilogrammes of milk solids per cow per day for the last two weeks reports Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 07 June 2017
The sun continues to shine on the Greenfield farm in Kilkenny, growth rates are hitting 80kg per day and grazing conditions are almost perfect.
By Jack Kennedy on 24 May 2017
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