Micheal O’Sullivan is working with John McNamara in Knockainey in Co Limerick and after a busy week last week he is hoping the coming week will be a bit quieter. Silage was cut on this farm last Monday and Tuesday so between this, slurry and breeding both Micheal and John were busy.

Growth rate was recorded at 82kg per day for the last seven days so Micheal says he decided to skip over more paddocks this week and set the average farm cover at 125kg per cow. He does agree that this is on the low side but says that the farm is growing really well at the minute and that having cut the silage the demand has dropped to 60kg so average farm cover will rise fast in the next week.