Tulla in east Clare was the venue for this week’s spring grass walk. Michael Hayes is milking 177 cows on a 46ha milking block. Building work on the farm delayed the start of breeding last year, so calving is a bit later than normal this spring. The due date was 13 February but Michael had 50 cows calved on Tuesday. He intends to bring the planned start of calving back to the first week of February in 2020.