Exciting results achieved on the Lakeland Soil Improvement Programme

Exciting results achieved on the Lakeland Soil Improvement Programme

Left to right - Jimmy Maloney, Raymond Scott and Clive Reed (Monitor Farmers), with Dr. David Atherton (Thomson & Joseph), Alan Hurst (Lakeland Agri) and Dr. Morgan Sheehy (Devenish), demonstrating some of the key steps in theSoil Improvement Programme

Key outcomes

  • An average increase in grass growth and utilisation, worth €12,000/year (on a whole farm basis) was delivered across the three monitor farms
  • An average increase in output of €900/ha/year (on the grazing platform) was also delivered*. This was due to an increase in stocking rate over the four years, being achieved without any significant increase in fertiliser or concentrate use per cow

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