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Ger Dineen

Address:Knockroe,Kilnamartyra,Co.Cork

Farm Size:31.2 ha all owned

Soil Type:60% Free draining,40% heavy peat type ground

Farming system:Suckler to finish/ Store,Bulls slaughtered under 16 months,surplus heifers sold as replacements

Farm Plan:To achieve a gross margin of €1000/ha.Ger will aim to increase the herd to 55 cows all spring calving using 100% AI,slaughtering bulls at 14 -16 months and selling surplus heifers for breeding.All cows and heifers bred to maternal 5 star sires.Ger will adopt better grassland management practices to achieve more weight gain from grass.Extra paddocks will be installed,creep grazing practised and grass measured weekly.