BGS, RABDF & DairyCo Spring Farm Walk - Cornwall

BGS, RABDF & DairyCo Spring Farm Walk - Cornwall

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BGS, RABDF and DairyCo are pleased to announce that the annual series of 'Milking Grass for Profit' spring farm walks will travel to both ends of the country in 2014.

The first walk takes place courtesy of the Earl and Countess of Inchcape at Glenapp Estate, Ballantrae, South Ayrshire before travelling south to a farm walk hosted by Paul Richards at Trembethow Manor, Lelant Downs, Hayle in Cornwall.

Paul Richards - Trembethow Farm, Hayle

Paul Richards used to milk 260 pure Holstein cows, which calved from July to January and were fed a TMR, producing 8,000 litres/cow.

Now 320 cross-bred cows, block calve in autumn, and follow a rotational paddock system on the 163ha (400 acre) grazing platform. Maize and fodder beet are also grown and fed. Heifers are out-wintered on fodder beet and we will be looking at the Pros and Cons of this.

Average yields now run at 5,800 litres/cow, but the benefits of producing milk mainly from grazed grass and home-grown feeds are many and varied. Visitors will hear all about the highs and lows of completely changing system from Paul during the walk.

See and Discuss:

  • Heifer Management - Calf to Calving
  • Out Wintering - Pros & Cons
  • Grass Utilisation
  • Slurry Management

There will also be guest speakers on the day and a wide range of trade stands to visit.

Please ensure you wear clean and appropriate footwear. 

Registration now open!

To book your place at this free event, which runs from 10.30am-2.30pm and includes lunch, please visit the RABDF website or call the RABDF office on 0845 458 2711.

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Information

Event Date: Thu, 10/04/2014
Event Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm

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