The Farm

The Largest Agricultural College Farm in Ireland 414 ha. (1023 acres)

Area farmed

230 ha (567 acres) owned

138 ha (330 acres) rented

31 ha (77 acres) forestry

20 ha (50 acres) bog

 

Dairy Herd

130 pedigree Holstein Friesian cows

25-30 replacement heifers

40 Autumn calvers and 90 Spring calving

730,000 litres quota

Friesian AI - 2 cycles

Stock bulls

 

Suckler herd

70 Suckler cows: Limousin, Charolais, Simmental and Aberdeen Angus X Friesian crosses

40% Autumn and 60% Spring calving

6 In-calf heifers

1 Charolais and 1 Limousin bull

 

Beef cattle

270 head

Heifers finished at 16 to 24 months

Bullocks finished at 24-26 months

Bull beef enterprise for suckler progeny

 

Sheep

600 Cheviot X Suffolk ewes;

160 lambing January, rest 440 March-April

1 New Zealand Suffolk ram, 6 Texel & 4 Charollais rams

 

Horses

20 -24 Riding horses

2 Young horses

 

Tillage 2012

16 ha Spring barley

7.2 ha Maize

4 ha Fodder beet

13.2 ha Winter barley

10.6 ha Spring Wheat

4.4 ha Arable Silage

30 ha Willow Half planted 2010 and half 2011

 

Machinery

4 New Farm Tractors New Holland Leased updated annually 2 of the 6020's and 2 of the 2630's

2 Farm Tractors Fiat 80/90 and MF 250

1 Workshop Teaching Tractor 5070 with loader and a small Ford 

JCB Loader

Keenan Diet Feeder with Pace technology

Silage Equipment

Slurry Equipment

Tillage Equipment

Combine New Holland TX36