Over 65% of dairy farmers who took part in the Irish Farmers Journal survey said they intend on doing less reseeding this year.
This 65% figure is compared to their original reseeding plan for 2022.
When asked if they had planned to over-sow their fields with clover this year, 42% of dairy farmers said they had plans to do so.
Farmers were asked if they avail of contract rearing and what way the rates have gone for 2022.
Some 71% of farmers who have animals contract reared said that the rates have remained the same as last year, while the remaining 29% said they have seen an increase in rates on 2021.
Of the farmers who don’t contract rear any animals, almost 60% said that they would actually consider doing it this year as a way of reducing the demand for grass and silage which will be needed for fodder.