- Date: 5 Sep 2013
- Venue: 50 Carnreagh Road, Castlewellan, Co Down BT31 9NY
John is one of eight farmers involved in the Northern Ireland Suckler Beef Programme. The aim of this programme is to generate a roadmap to profitable beef production from the suckler herd.
John Milligan farms about 178 acres and has a herd of 65 cows and 250 ewes. Cattle are finished or sold as heavy stores. He also rears about 30 bought-in calves.
John has a regular reseeding programme and 60% of his swards are less than 5 years old and practices rotational grazing. John’s target is to achieve at least 1kg DLWG from grass.