The Sinclair McGill “My Grass” roadshow, which took place on Tuesday 14th March with Kilmacow Agri in Mullinavat, Kilkenny, advised local farmers on their grass quality and reseeding requirements.
Using unique NIRS lab technology, one of its kind in Ireland, farmers who came along with their fresh grass samples received detailed results in order to gauge quality and help farmers to maximise efficiency to reduce production costs.
Speaking at the event was Kevin Cunningham, Sinclair McGill Product Manager “With milk quotas abolished and prices on the rise, there are big opportunities within the dairy sector for expansion. Focusing on maximising grass through managing quality is key to profitable growth for all farmers. This roadshow is all about helping farmers achieve that and we had great interest from farmers today”.
Also speaking at the event was local seed merchant John Walsh “I’m delighted to be able to provide this added service to my customers in order to support their farm expansion plans. The turnout today was great and there was a lot of positive discussion amongst farmers about the importance of focusing on grass quality”.
The Sinclair McGill “My Grass” Roadshow is taking place across the country in 12 locations, with the Kilkenny event it’s second stop. Throughout the roadshow over 300 farmers are expected to have their
grass tested with this unique technology, which will ultimately improve their grassland management approach. Sinclair McGill grass seed varieties are formulated to enhance grassland swards so that animals can better utilise the forage. The LGAN (Limagrain Animal Nutrition) mixtures produced are balanced for the animal’s needs.
Trials of Sinclair McGill mixture show an extra 420L of milk or €126/cow per year being achieved versus control mixtures.