Teagasc outlines series of key dairy small savings

Small improvements can add up to big savings, Teagasc is advising in its ongoing dairy farm walks’ series.

Tom O’Dwyer, head of Teagasc’s dairy knowledge transfer programme, wants farmers to review their grass and winter feed budgeting, and cashflow management.

“The three key steps are: review performance, identify the problems, and review the options. Farmers need a realistic, detailed budget to measure performance, identify problem areas, and predict cashflow.”

A walk takes place today on the farm of Mitchell Hayes, Dawstown House, Dawstown, Blarney, Cork. Walks are due in Longford, Tipperary, Kildare, Waterford, Sligo, Wexford, and Cork from now to July 6.

Teagasc is also hosting ‘Get Farm Financially Fit’ events with MABS, Bank of Ireland, AIB, Ulster Bank, IFAC, Mental Health Ireland and Microfinance Ireland.


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