On Friday the 7th of October Fr Sexton accompanied a group of 6th year students travelled to Ballyhaise Agricultural College open day. Ballyhaise College is located 8km north of Cavan town. It is situated on an estate of 220 hectares of grass and woodlands. The house is c.300 years old and retains many of its historical features. At the rear of the house the buildings form a magnificently restored courtyard. There are 120 cows plus replacements on 50 hectares. Facilities include a modern 12 unit herringbone milking parlour with automatic drafting, slatted houses, and an outdoor pad and calving and isolation boxes. A computerised management programme is used to facilitate record keeping. The 60 cow suckler herd is split into Autumn and Spring calving herds to allow students to gain experience of both systems. There is a sheep flock of 230 ewes. The sheep unit is equipped with excellent facilities including various types of housing and handling facilities. There is a total of 200 cattle of various types. The cattle are managed on a low cost system at a moderate stocking rate. The farm includes 50 hectares of diverse woodlands which are used for the practical training of students.