Glanbia Milk Producer Benefits from Early Grazing in Co. Laois


Jimmy Walsh farms near Cullohill, in Co. Laois

Glanbia Milk Producer Benefits from Early Grazing in Co. Laois

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Jimmy Walsh farms near Cullohill, in Co. Laois

Dairy farmer Jimmy Walsh farms near Cullohill, in Co. Laois. He has a herd of 140 spring calving cows and supplies Glanbia with top quality milk produced from low cost forage.

Jimmy is a “great believer in early grazing and regular reseeding with the top varieties of grass seed available”.

He reseeds about 10% of his farm every year and the field in this photo was reseeded three years ago with Top 5 extend grazing mixture from Germinal who are based at Horse & Jockey near Thurles in Co. Tipperary.

The current cover on this field is 1100 kgs of top quality grass DM/Ha and the cows are obviously enjoying this early bite.

Top 5 Extend is Irelands grazing mixture. Top 5 Extend contains AberGain, AberChoice, Dunluce and Drumbo - the highest performing varieties on the Teagasc Pasture Profit Index list. The varieties selected for this mixture excel in spring growth and quality – meeting the demands of intensive grassland farmers.

Top 5 Extend is designed to achieve high animal performance through its exceptional quality values and extend the grazing season with high spring and autumn growth rates.

Main Photo: Pictured L2R are Paul Brown, herdsman with Jim Gibbons B.Agr.Sc. Technical Sales Manager, Germinal, Technical Sales Manager and Glanbia milk producer Jimmy Walsh, Cullohill, Co. Laois.

For further information please contact Jim Gibbons at Tel: + 353 (0)86) 257-3389 Email: jim.gibbons@germinal.com or check out the Germinal website at https://www.germinal.com/

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