There is strong interest among farmers in the potential role of companion or mixed species swards, with early experimentation in this area typically yielding positive results from the perspective of increasing lamb performance. The big question with these swards is their persistency. As such, there is a lot of interest in the trials taking place in Teagasc Mellows Campus Athenry.

Philip Creighton, Teagasc Atherny \ CJ Nash