Slurry storage to be discussed at Summer Tour

Putting 16 week slurry storage in place will be one of the topics when the Irish Grassland Association visits the farm of John and Olivia McNamara at Kilmallock, Co Limerick on Tuesday, June 21 as part of their annual Dairy Summer Tour.

The McNamaras average 80kg of milk solids and 6,590 litres per cow in their herd of 80, for 450kg of meals per cow.

Other issues that will be covered on this farm walk are increasing milk solids per cow; breeding objectives and fertility performance; cow grazing days; and the factors influencing the top and the bottom line financial performance.

Earlier, the Tour, sponsored by ACCBank, begins with a visit to the Teagasc Research Farm at Solohead, Co Tipperary. Here, questions that will affect every dairy farmer in coming years will be discussed - what needs to be done at farm level on Nutrient Management Planning, and has white clover a place in increasing profit on farms?

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