Increasing grass utilisation by one tonne DM/hectare can increase net profit/ha by £189 (€267), a study of Irish dairy farms shows. In a period of expansion for Irish milk producers, the country’s top performers are producing 16.5t DM/ha. This figure, recorded in 2014, represents an increase of 2.6t DM/ha on 2013 growth. The effect of increasing grass utilisation on profit was estimated using data from PastureBase Ireland monitor farms and a Teagasc Profit Monitor. PastureBase Ireland is a Teagasc grassland […]