Germinal will be holding a Brassica Forage Crop walk on the farm of Richie & Paddy Daly, Moyne, Thurles, Co Tipperary on Wednesday 23rd November at 11.30am.
Kale has been an integral part of Richie and Paddy’s beef and dairy production systems for over ten years.
Homegrown forages remain a significantly more cost efficient feed per tonne of dry matter than purchased feed, and production from forage should be one of the most important performance indicators, whether producing milk, beef or lamb. Brassicas have been used on the Daly farm for the past 10 years to successfully overcome housing shortages during the winter period. Such options have become increasingly important as stock numbers increase on many farms and alternatives to high cost housing are sought.
The brothers will be on hand at this farm walk to talk about the performance they achieve and expect from their brassica crops. Other contributors will include Dr. Padraig French and Dr. Emer Kennedy, Teagasc Moorepark to discuss brassica crop selection, sowing and management.
Brassica crops grown on site at the Daly’s farm include Maris Kestrel Kale sown over approximately 8 acres, and Redstart Hybrid Brassica.
From Urlingford, travel south on R639 (old Dublin – Cork Road). Turn right after Mary Willies pub towards Lisheen mines. Farm entrance is 4.5 km on the right.
From Littleton, travel north on R639 (old Cork – Dublin Road). Turn left at Mary Willies pub towards Lisheen mines. Farm entrance is 4.5 km on the right.
For further information contact the Germinal office on 0504 41100.