From Grass to Milk DVD
Silage Production, fertilizer spreading, slurry and milking cows on a South Down Farm.
In Grass to Milk we meet dairy farmers William and David Parke from Ballywarde, near Castlewellan in South Down. With over 800 cattle to feed, silage will become the herd’s main food resource. This production follows the family as they prepare 230 acres of ground for silage with slurry and fertilizer and later cutting and lifting the silage crop. It includes aspects of work involved in maintaining and feeding such a large herd of beasts, a production which shows the importance of silage to a farming family.
Narrated by George Dallas