Spring Farm Walk - Ripon

Spring Farm Walk - Ripon

BGS, AHDB Dairy and LIC

Working together to bring you the 2019 spring farm walks

Growing grass, growing success

AHDB Dairy, BGS and LIC invite you to this farm walk where we look forward to discussing the practical aspects of utilising grass and forage to achieve resilience by reducing costs and simplification of the system. 

Hosted by
Colin and Sean Nicholson of JH Nicholson and Partners
9th April 2019
Castiles Farm, Ripon, North Yorkshire
10.30am to 2.30pm

This event is free to attend but pre-registration is required for catering purposes
Register by emailing
ke.events@ahdb.org.uk or phone 01904 771218

Previously, the herd was all-year round calving with robotic milking but they are moving to an autumn block-calving system and increasing cow numbers.  The Nicholson’s high-health herd breed their own replacements.  Quality winter forage is crucial to the success of the system, and a multi-cut silage system is used. 


10.30 – Registration

11.00 – Welcome

11.10 – Farm Walk with Colin and Sean Nicholson, facilitated by LIC and AHDB
       Transition to autumn block calving
       Grass management (grazing, deferred grazing)
       Forage management – multi-cut silage
       Breeding the right cow

13.15 – Summary and any further questions

13.30 – Light lunch and opportunity to talk with trade sponsors


Event Date: Tue, 09/04/2019
Event Time: 10:30 - 14:30


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