RumiSmart Sustain Success Stories

O’Kane family farm exploit the value of grazed grass in 2021

Just outside Maherafelt, Co. Derry, father and son Bernard and John O’Kane are currently milking a herd of 80 cows on their family farm. 

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O’Kane family farm exploit the value of grazed grass in 2021

Good to Grow – one farming family’s success story using the Lakeland Agri Calf Grower Nut.

Lakeland Agri milk suppliers, Adrian and Matthew Hill are a father and son team, milking approximately 70 Holstein-Friesian cows on a grass-based system outside Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. 

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Good to Grow – one farming family’s success story using the Lakeland Agri Calf Grower Nut.

Phenomenal performance achieved in 2020, on a high output grass-based system in Co. Cavan

In the April edition of the Lakeland Agri Technical notes, we covered an article written by Professor Finbar Mulligan in UCD. In the article, Finbar gave a very brief outline of the high output grazing system currently by trialled in UCD. 

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Phenomenal performance achieved in 2020, on a high output grass-based system in Co. Cavan

TMS Results: Small changes lead to big improvements for Tyrone family

In the valley below Drumlegagh, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone lies the McCrea family farm. Despite the challenging nature of the local terrain, the father and son team of Albert and David have established one of the highest performing dairy herds in the area. 

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TMS Results: Small changes lead to big improvements for Tyrone family

Lakeland Agri Milk Replacers & Calf Starter Feeds driving success for Co. Meath dairy farm family

The McCluskey family farm lies deep in the rural Gaeltacht region of Balsaw, Wilkinstown, Co. Meath. The father and son trio of Michael, Ciaran and Conor are new dairy farmers, having only completed their primary year in dairying at the end of 2020. 

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Lakeland Agri Milk Replacers & Calf Starter Feeds driving success for Co. Meath dairy farm family

Lakeland Agri Milk Replacer & Calf Starter Feeds driving success for Co. Kildare Dairy Farmer

Brian Rushe from Coonagh, Carbury, Co. Kildare converted from a beef and tillage enterprise to a dairy unit in 2013, supplying milk to Lakeland Dairies. 

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Lakeland Agri Milk Replacer & Calf Starter Feeds driving success for Co. Kildare Dairy Farmer

Armagh family share their TMS experience - fertility, milk quality, reduced concentrate usage and animal health just some of the many improvements.

Tynan, Co. Armagh, between Monaghan town and Armagh City, is where you will find the Irwin family farm, running operation milk over 200 high yielding Holstein Friesian cows.

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Armagh family share their TMS experience - fertility, milk quality, reduced concentrate usage and animal health just some of the many improvements.

Beaverlodge Farms transform farm efficiencies with TMS Programme.

Overlooking the Lakeland Dairies production facility, the milk from Beaverlodge Farms hasn’t far to go before it is processed into nutritious, fresh dairy produce.

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Beaverlodge Farms transform farm efficiencies with TMS Programme.

Only the best for the Ballyward calves

With a Holstein herd at the centre of their family farming business at Ballyward near Castlewellan, Jonathan Knox and his father Mervyn cut no comers when it comes to calf rearing.

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Only the best for the Ballyward calves

It’s a must for anyone looking to improve the efficiency of their business

A recent visit to Jim Smyth’s farm in Jerrettspass Co. Down highlights his experience of the Transition Management System.

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It’s a must for anyone looking to improve the efficiency of their business

Future paved out with Robotics for Laois farm family

The Carnegie family certainly do not do things by halves, and have embraced the challenge to venture into unchartered territory with huge success.

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Future paved out with Robotics for Laois farm family

Robotics hitting the mark for this Co. Armagh farm family

Paul and Stuart Lyness’ history of milk production is not a long one, but looking at their farm performance, one would believe they were at it their entire lifetime.

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Robotics hitting the mark for this Co. Armagh farm family

Co. Down Farmer Reaps the Reward from Lakeland Agri Transition Management System

Pascal Byrne and his wife Clare farm at the foot of the Mournes, overlooking Newry Co. Down. Pascal milks a herd of 130 Holstein-Friesian cows, with 100 cows milking at present.

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Co. Down Farmer Reaps the Reward from Lakeland Agri Transition Management System

Munchy Calf Muesli Delivers Optimum Calf Performance

Northern Ireland milk supplier, Ian Buchanan, farms outside Dungiven. Alongside his sons, Ian has grown their business dramatically over the past number of years.

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Munchy Calf Muesli Delivers Optimum Calf Performance

Meath farmer reaps the benefits from our Gold Finisher Ration

Daniel and Derek Flynn farm a mixed farming enterprise just outside Ballinabrackey, Co. Meath. The father and son duo have an expanding dairy herd of 100 cows, and also purchase continental heifers as yearlings to finish under 30 months of age.

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Meath farmer reaps the benefits from our Gold Finisher Ration

“Calves are much stronger and exceeding target weaning weights,” says Westmeath Farmer

Located in Ballydoogan, just outside Moate, Co. Westmeath, Timmy Hegarty is milking a 340 Holstein Friesian herd on a grass-based system.

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“Calves are much stronger and exceeding target weaning weights,” says Westmeath Farmer

TMS programme leads to on farm success

Stephen and Adam Crawford are a father and son duo based in Newtownards, Co. Down. They are milking approximately 80 cows, split calving between autumn and spring.

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TMS programme leads to on farm success

Increased target weights seen from Heifer Grower Nut trial

Lakeland Agri’s Heifer Grower Nut is specifically designed to ensure growing heifers meet target live-weight gains at critical points of development. 

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Increased target weights seen from Heifer Grower Nut trial

Calf Trial: Maximising Daily Live-weight Gains

 

James Hoey, Drumcar Farm, Co. Louth, was a new entrant to dairy farming in 2017, and has been supplying milk to Lakeland Dairies since the spring of that year.

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Calf Trial: Maximising Daily Live-weight Gains

Lakeland Agri Supercream Range delivering excellent results in Co. Fermanagh

John Dunlop is a dairy farmer from Drumad, Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh. Alongside his father, Alan and brother George, John is milking a herd of 150 cows, calving all year round.

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Lakeland Agri Supercream Range delivering excellent results in Co. Fermanagh

Driving herd performance with the Lakeland Agri Supercream Range

Edward Cooney farms directly on the Cavan-Meath border at Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath. He farms in an entirely spring calving, grass-based system, with cows typically getting to grass in early February, weather dependant.

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Driving herd performance with the Lakeland Agri Supercream Range

Monaghan farmer achieves exceptional growth rates with Lakeland Agri’s Super Beef Nut

Gerry Boyle is a beef farmer from Lisduff, Loughmourne, Castleblayney in Co. Monaghan and he began feeding Lakeland Agri’s Super Beef Nut for the first time last year.

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Monaghan farmer achieves exceptional growth rates with Lakeland Agri’s Super Beef Nut

Profitable calf rearing with SkimSmart

Delivering exceptional results with SkimSmart. Up until late last year, Darren was feeding a whey based milk replacer, however he decided to change to the new Lakeland Agri SkimSmart Calf Milk Replacer, having been informed about it from his local Lakeland Agri rep.

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Profitable calf rearing with SkimSmart

Exciting results achieved on the Lakeland Soil Improvement Programme

Lakeland Dairies Agribusiness division has delivered a 3-step Soil Improvement Programme, in partnership with Devenish and Thomson & Joseph. This project was delivered by working with three monitor dairy farms in Cavan, Monaghan and Westmeath over the past four years.

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Exciting results achieved on the Lakeland Soil Improvement Programme

Westmeath Dairy Farmer Improves Feed Efficiency by 25%

Jimmy and Catherine Maloney purchase all their animal feeds from Lakeland Dairies, and their farm is one of several monitor farms across the Lakeland Dairies catchment area that embarked on a soil improvement programme in 2013 as part of the Lakeland RumiSmart Sustain fully integrated nutrition system.

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Westmeath Dairy Farmer Improves Feed Efficiency by 25%

Angus Beef Producer achieves best performance in 10 years on Lakeland Dairies Gold Finisher 30

Charles Smith, who heads up the Angus Beef Producers’ Group started feeding Lakeland’s Gold Finisher 30 to his finishing cattle last August and is extremely happy with the results achieved.

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Angus Beef Producer achieves best performance in 10 years on Lakeland Dairies Gold Finisher 30

Solution to a huge problem with Milk Fevers and Retained Cleanings on Monaghan dairy farm

Monaghan dairy farmer, Eugene McMahon was very appreciative of the work carried out by Lakeland Dairies in an effort to provide a solution to a huge problem he was having with milk fevers and retained cleanings.

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Solution to a huge problem with Milk Fevers and Retained Cleanings on Monaghan dairy farm

Excellent performance being achieved on Heifer Rearing Programme with the help of Lakeland Feeds

Dairy farmer Clifford Cranston runs a very successful heifer rearing programme on his farm in Mullagh, Co. Cavan with the support of Lakeland Dairies Agribusiness. 

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Excellent performance being achieved on Heifer Rearing Programme with the help of Lakeland Feeds