Like all farms, the slow spring growth has increased feed costs considerably on the Kilkenny farm and only for the increase in milk price it would be a very serious cash deficit situation.

Revised milk sales after completing the first three months of the year show the farm will produce about €590,000 of milk sales in 2013, all going to plan. This is up €100,000 since the first projections were made in early January. Predicted base milk price for the year has been lifted to 35 c/litre.