Join us for Sept 16th NGMC Presentation

Join us for Sept 16th NGMC Presentation

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The winner of this year's BGS National Grassland Management Competition, sponsored by GrowHow Uk and DLF-Trifolium will be announced at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show on Wednesday September 16th at 4pm on the DLF-Trifolium stand in Exhibitional Hall 1.

The final three in the competition are:

Northern: Angie Goody, Old Lonan Church Farm, Isle of Man. Angie farms 81 hectares (200 acres) in total, including 64 hectares (158acres) grassland, 7 hectares (17acres) cereals and 3 hectares (7acres) of pea-barley whole crop with only one paid member of staff.  Aside the excellent beef and sheep production system and arable, Angie and her family run a horse paddock maintenance enterprise and holiday lets.

Northern Ireland: Peter Merron, Ballytrustand Farm, Co. Down. Peter farms 131 hectares (324 acres) of long term grass leys for his 250 cow dairy herd. Peter measures his grass weekly; this along with predicted rainfall and fertilizer levels helps decision making for grass allocation and concentrate usage.

Wales: Dylan Jones, Bryn-Rhydd, Gwynedd. Dylan farms 156 hectares (384 acres) with family members alone who demonstrate excellent stockmanship across the dairy and sheep enterprises. The farm has made several innovative changes in the last two years to improve profitability including new cow tracks, a switch to wholecrop silage from maize and the use of an umbilical slurry system.

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