Cows: 130 pedigree Holstein Friesian
In-calf heifers: 25-30 each year
Maiden heifers: 25
Yearling heifers: 29
Breeding: 2 cycles of A.I. Followed by Stock bull
Replacement rate: 20-23%
Milk supplied to Arrabawn Co-Op
Milk Quota: 730,000 litres
System of Milk Production:
30% winter milk, 70% spring milk.
Annual average performance levels for the dairy enterprise:
Yield per cow: 6800 litres
Butterfat %: 4.01
Protein %: 3.37
Conception to 1st heat: 55%
Herd Calving Interval: 380
Meals/cow/year: 980 kg per cow
Stock Rate LU/ha.: 2.47
Area of farm under dairying: 42Ha.
Grazing management : 21 day paddock system
Turnout to grass: Mid Feb by day and Full time in early March
Housing: Full time from 1st December
Cubicle housing with central feed passage, fed with diet feeder.
Automatic hydraulic scrapers.
Overground slurry tank.
Parlour, dairy and milking equipment:
12 unit herringbone parlour.
6000 litre ice-bank tank.