“I can’t understand why more conventional farmers aren’t using it,” said Donal Keane in reference to red clover. His point was supported by Teagasc organic adviser Dan Clavin: “Red clover has the potential to deliver 14-16tDM/ha each year.”

These comments were made at a Teagasc organic beef and tillage walk held on the Keane family farm in Summerhill, Co Meath. A crowd of 70 to 80 people attended the event.