Michael Booth and his son Michael are farming in Heath, Co Laois. The Booths currently milk 160 Holstein Friesian cows. We discuss how their new infrastructure has made a huge difference on their farm. We also look at their change from high yielding Holsteins introducing cross-breeding suit their grazing system and how it has improved their herd performance.
In 2018, the Booths took the decision to replace the eight-unit parlour for a 20-unit DeLaval MidLine 2100 parlour with room to move to 24 units. The new drafting system, handling facilities and expanded cubicle shed has made life much easier for the Booths.