Lyons Dairy Herd
The UCD Lyons Farm has a herd of 200 dairy cows that is split into two main herds. The herd-1 is a split calving herd of 140 cows, that comprises of 80 spring calving cows and 60 autumn calving cows. This herd supports new and existing research programmes in dairy production including genetics, nutrition and herd health management.
The herd-2 is a Production Systems Research herd comprising of 60 spring calving cows that aims to investigate the feasibility of a high input/output spring calving milk production system for farmers on a fixed land bank.