What makes Glen South Farm different is the foresight and confidence for the farm’s future and that of the Irish beef industry.
The farm is currently home to a herd of 340 top quality heifers with a plan to increase to 1000 at full capacity.
Taking an innovative step into the future, in January 2014 a Lely Vector automatic feeding system was installed at Glen South Farm – the first of its kind for beef cattle in Europe, in conjunction with a state of the art handling system.
Efficient beef production largely depends on feeding the herd consistently, timely and sufficiently. The assistance of the Vector delivers on all of the above.
The consistent availability of fresh feed at the fence increases feed intake, growth rate and ensures a dependable quality and live weight gain.
The stress-free cattle receive fresh food as required from a carefully planned diet structure tailored to the individual group of animals.
Managing the herd has also become more relaxed for the farm team as the feeding takes care of itself.
Summer pastures provide valuable, high-quality forage in the warmer months of the year. Soil testing is conducted on the grassland improving fertilizer use and efficiency
If you wish, you can see more of the Glen South Farm in action in the video to the right featured on RTE news.