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Farm Mapping Dimensions
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Farm Mapping Project of the Week

Location: Clare Adjusted Area: 28.76 hectares Details: This is an existing client who had his Farm mapped by Grasstec in 1998 Paddock layout work was also carried out in 1998, paddocks were designed according to the herd size present…
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Farm Mapping Project of the Week

Location: Kilkenny Adjusted Area: 123 hectares Details: New paddock, roadway and water layout was required for this farm This mapping project had an additional requirement to produce a Fencing Summary drawing to help price the…

TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION -National Digital Week. Part 2

Tadgh Buckley, Head of Agriculture Business at AIB gave an excellent presentation on how farmers need smart relevant information from technology to make more efficient decisions, without being overwhelmed by too much data. Farmers need data…

Low Milk Price - Cutting your Cloth!

For the second January in succession much of the discussion at farm in Ireland and the UK revolves around milk price volatility and projections going forward. The short-term outlook is relatively poor and unfortunately for many, the projected…

EBI - The make-up in more detail

In a follow on from the EBI piece earlier this week, let’s have a look at the EBI make-up in more detail. The data used to create the index comes from many different sources within the industry. Both dairy farmers and industry stakeholders…
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Body Condition Score Management

  Our first November in a non-quota environment is new territory for many. Historically thoughts would have been firmly fixed on getting the herd dried off in preparation for spring and also to avoid superlevy. Not so this year. With…
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What is AUTOGRASSMILK?

Autograssmilk is a joint European research project. The objective is the development and implementation of improved sustainable farming systems that integrate the grazing of dairy cows with robotic milking systems (RMS), appropriate to the different…
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Farm Mapping Project of the Week - 5

Location: Laois Adjusted Area: 138 hectares Details: Farm mapping of the existing farm using our GPS Equipment was required New paddock, roadway and water layout for the farm Once the Layout is decided upon, set out of the new…
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Farm Mapping Project of the Week No.2

Location: Kildare Adjusted Area: 36.48 hectares Details: New paddock, roadway and water layout required Farm is proposed to carry 100 cows and replacement stock Paddocks to be designed for 35 hour grazing   Existing…
Jordan from Grasstec livestock Services
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Weekly Grassland Management Diary of Robotic Grazing Farm No.10 – 18th August (week 34) Grass Growth rates have halved.

Weekly Diary of Robotic Grazing Farm – 18th August (week 34) KPIs Growth 33.5kg DM/ha (63.9)             AFC 529kg DM/ha (716) Cover/cow 188kg DM (250) Demand/ha 37.2kg DM/ha (48.7)   MS/cow 1.97kg (1.96) Fat 4.21%…