“The last grazing of 2019 is essentially your first grazing of 2020” – that was the key message from a very wet and cold Newford Farm in Athenry last Tuesday week. A group of 40-plus farmers and Teagasc advisers descended on the farm as part of the Teagasc Grass10 autumn series.

Grass10 programme manager John Maher led proceedings, while Grass10 adviser John Douglas and Teagasc researcher Brian McCarthy also presented stands. Newford Farm manager Iarlaith Collins and resident Teagasc technician Michael Fagan were on hand to discuss matters from a Newford perspective.