Henry Walsh: Why we are cutting our stocking rate by 10pc

Unprecedented drop in milk price demands that we all approach the year with caution – and put realistic budgets in place

Downsizing: Henry Walsh is ‘reducing concentrate and nitrogen usage per cow on the farm as we transition to a clover-based sward requiring less nitrogen’. Photo: Hany Marzouk

Henry Walsh

Have we ever seen such a dramatic drop in the price of milk? Two 6c reductions is a serious reality check of where the markets are, just before the real milk production begins for the season.