Glanbia Monitor Farm Update – Brendan Phelan
Brendan plans to milk 180 crossbred cows this year on a 57ha milking platform.
Updated performance for week ending March 3rd 2017
|Average Farm Cover||1102|
|Cover per Cow||-|
|Pre Grazing Yield KG DM||1100|
|Demand KG DM HA||24|
|Growth KG DM HA||12|
Grazing Conditions Difficult
Brendan had 24% of the farm grazed week commencing Feb 27th but was finding grazing conditions difficult. He is trying to keep silage out of the diet. Cows are on/off grazing for three hour bouts and his cull cows are out and grazing lighter covers to get through more grass. Brendan will spread 2½ bags of 18-6-12/ac this week (w/c 6th March) weather dependent.
Grass Wedge 27th February 2017
Good cleanout on Monday 27th of February in Kilkenny
Brendan currently has a full time labour unit with him for the calving period. Of the 180 cows 110 are already calved.
All heifers are contract reared.
First Published 03 March 2017
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