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David Walsh


Farm Size:41 ha all owned

Soil Type:50% dry,50% heavy,900 ft above sea level

Farming system:Suckler to store/Finish,50% of steers and heifers finished off grass at 20 months,remainder sold live

Farm Plan:David aims to increase from 35 to 55 cows,all spring calving in a 10 week period.Stores will be kept until 18-20 months of age or finished rather than selling at 11-12 months after first winter.Early turnout will be a major focus of Davids farm,with lighter stock prioritised in early spring to exploit cheap weight gain from grass.Replacements sourced from bought in dairy bred calves.2 stock bulls used on heifers and cows.