Derek O’Halleran from Co Longford began milking in spring 2020 with one Lely A5 robot as part of a high output/input system.
He opted for a fully indoor system with high yielding all-year-round calving cows. This was partly due to the fragmented nature of his land, which meant a grazing system was not an option.
He provided an insight into his venture into dairying as part of a virtual open day hosted by Lely Center Mullingar.
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