What this Wexford farmer is looking for when he choose his cows to breed for replacements

‘It’s trickier than picking bulls as I try to balance easy handling and good feet with output’

Focus on breeding: Shay Ryan on his dairy farm Rochestown, Co Wexford. Photo: Patrick Browne

Shay Ryan

After a busy few weeks with calving, and now my focus is turning to breeding. The future of the herd is the heifers. Genetically they are the best stock in the herd.