- Getting on a Firm Footing with DairyCo Business Group1 April 2009
Geoff and Janet Carrington are dairy farmers on Bassett Wood Farm, which covers 274 acres on the edge of the Peak District. They have 120 Holstein-Friesians and have been tenants on the farm for over 15 years. When the Carringtons arrived it was obvious that the buildings had to be upgraded, and they’ve made substantial changes over the years; but lately they’ve been able to shift their attention to the inside of the buildings, most recently installing rubber matting in their cubicle sheds.
- Grazing a Profit Driver1 April 2009
All farmers are aware there is huge potential from grass in terms of nutrition, milk production and profits. But it is not always easy to know what sort of targets to aim for in terms of energy and protein, and what is achievable in your area.