Newry farm receives Ulster Grassland Society Silage Cup 

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Newry farmer Geoffrey Malcomson has been presented with the Ulster Grassland Society Silage Cup award at the recent Ulster Grassland Society Conference.

Geoffrey Malcomson farms in Newry in partnership with his father Kenneth and mother Sheila, managing 130 cows on a predominantly autumn calving system.

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The herd yields 8,500 litres with 4,000 litres taken from forage.

 

 

Geoffrey works hard to streamline the business and calve the herd in a distinct autumn block, with 90% calving between September and Christmas.

The system hinges on high-quality silage and maximising milk from grazed grass in summer months.

Geoffrey received the Silage Cup for the consistently high-quality silage produced in the 2019 season.

 

 

The quality of dairy farming within the Dale Farm cooperative prevailed at the Ulster Grassland Society Awards, with three of the four awards going to Dale Farm members.

Speaking about the recognition, Nick Whelan, Group Chief Executive at Dale Farm said, “These awards are a testament to the quality of expertise on our members’ farms.

“Geoffrey and his family have a focused mindset of striving for continual improvement and innovating at all levels – an approach which is clearly delivering results.

 

 

Nick added, “Congratulations to the Malcomson family for this deserved recognition of their commitment to success.”

 

 

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