To celebrate five years of WWS Ireland, we are hosting a dual farm walk in Co. Tipperary, showcasing the impact of our genetics in two Irish herds. July 31 st will see us visit the farms of Padraig Moroney, & Philip & Michael Britton, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary, E41 W567.
Philip & Michael Britton milk 240 cows in a spring block calving system. Last year, their herd produced 579 KG/MS per cow, on a 365 day calving interval. Aiming to breed a robust cow with high KGs of milk solids and fertility, the Brittons started using WWS genetics in 2015. In the milking herd, they now have first and second lactation cows bred by WWS genetics. They are continuing to be impressed by their performance.
Padraig Moroney's herd is producing an impressive 558KG milk solids with a calving interval of 372 days. The farm has historically used American genetics, and in 2015, the decision was made to use the Worldwide Mating Service (WMS). Padraig increased his usage of WWS genetics, as he was experiencing the improvement that these cows were delivering to his herd, in terms of fertility and milk solids per cow. He also appreciated the fact that these cows are longer lasting, with more functional type.