A Complete Service for Dairy Farmers in Ireland
Grasstec has been serving the Agricultural Industry since 1996 when it was established by Bertie Troy. Initially, the company set out providing a farm mapping service to landowners in Ireland. The high standard and dedication to the dairy services helped develop the strong reputation that Grasstec has maintained over the years.
Grasstec now offers a diverse range of dairy services and products to the Agricultural Sector which will assist the progressive farmer to achieve greater productivity in their farm business. The services include designing infrastructure for grazing systems, designing farmyards, preparing planning applications, providing a grassland consultancy service and a livestock sourcing service.
Using Grasstec to survey the existing farmyard and draw up options for future developments gave us great clarity on how the pieces of the jigsaw would fit. It also is a lot easier to change things before the first load of concrete arrives.
Using Grasstec to measure exact grass acres has been an invaluable tool on the farm. A no brainer when it comes to measuring grass week on week. For silage fields u can go to your contractor with exact information on acres cut. Setting up your farm in terms of new paddocks & roadways etc. has also been invaluable. The list goes on.
Knowing the exact size of paddocks is of paramount importance when grass budgeting. This year Grasstec mapped our grazing platform. Now we can be confident that we are estimating grass allocation with minimal margin of error.
We were very happy with the service Grasstec provided, through the two consignments of in calf heifers they imported for us. Their commitment and knowledge to select the best stock made the process easier for inexperienced buyers. The fertility of the stock sourced is excellent.
My husband and I used Noel Gowen, Grasstec to source in-calf heifers from Ireland in the autumn of 2012. Noel was very accommodating to our needs, meeting us at Dublin airport and driving us around the country to view the heifers. We were able to visit several farms and select from a large head of cattle.
Having the farm mapped gives me great control over my farm and allows visitors contractors and students on the farm understand the farm layout and paddock numbers and avoid and misunderstandings.
As a new entrant to dairying I have found Grasstec’s Livestock sourcing service a breath of fresh air, with such a wide network of farmers they have helped me find the very best animals available.
I recently engaged Grasstec Livestock services. They were very professional in the approach of firstly placing a valuation on the herd. I got great advice and with the minimum fuss I had customers viewing the herd. Within a very short time Grasstec brokered a deal.
I was very happy with the service provided by Noel and his team at Grasstec who assisted me with a full herd sale. Noel provided an ideal customer when selling my cows and heifers. All paperwork, transport and finance was provided hassle free.
We bought in calf heifers through Grasstec and we were very impressed with the quality of stock, there was no pressure to buy on the day and you were shown a large variety of stock to view.
We were looking for high EBI stock and Grasstec sourced them for us 3 of them have calved and we are very pleased with them and rest are springing down as nice heifers we would highly recommend Grasstec.
I sold milking cows through Grasstec- Pat brought a customer who was looking for the exact stock I had. The deal was done on the same day which saved me a lot of time and effort. Money was in my account prior to the cattle moving. I look forward to selling stock through Grasstec again.
Would strongly recommend Grasstec for sourcing quality replacement dairy stock. I dealt with Norman Bateman and found him to be a great help. He knew exactly what I was looking for and within a very short period of time had sourced high ebi maiden heifers for me. Would strongly recommend Norman as he is a farmer himself so he understands the needs of each individual.