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VIDEO: New entrant milking 115 cows in 80 minutes

Geoff Cunningham, an award-winning new dairy entrant, milks 115 cows in Poulacapple, in Co. Tipperary, off the Co. Kilkenny border.

“My father was always beef and tillage, but when I came home, it had to be milk. The figures weren’t adding up for the two of us to be at home full-time.”

When he finished his degree, Cunningham formed a farm partnership with his father and made the decision to convert to dairy, which resulted in the installation of a 16-unit Dairymaster Swiftflo Swing Parlour with automatic cluster removers, a diversion line, Swiftflo Commander and an autowasher.

It takes approximately 80-minutes to milk the 115-strong herd, the young farmer explained. “We won an award with Animal Health Ireland; our average somatic cell count was 40,000 for the year and this year, currently, are running at 66,000.”

Main image and video source: Dairymaster / Youtube

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