OCTOBER 2020 West Cork Dairy Farmer

October 27th 2020:

Farm Cover (Kg DM/Ha): 709

Growth Rate (Kg DM/Ha): 25

Growth here is ticking along nicely as are cows with milk yield averaging 1.6 Kg MS/cow/day. We took what opportunities we had to get parlour washings and slurry out before the deadline and you can see the response from it despite the high water content.

This week we sold/culled the cows that scanned empty and that will make some room for in-calf heifers returning from the contract rearer next week. We will keep cows out as long as possible but have plenty of grass and maize silage there for the winter if the weather turns against up.