Strategic Dairy Farms

Published 19 September 18

Our strategic farms encourage ‘farmer to farmer’ learning by hosting regular on-farm meetings and openly share their figures against our key performance indicators to show what can be acheived. 

The farms reflect one of two production systems - all year round or block calving (spring or autumn) to build on our optimal dairy systems programme. 

Meet our strategic farmers

Click on the links to find out more about each farm including their KPI's.    

Houghton Lodge Farm, Leicestershire Chance Hall Farm, Cheshire
Tom And Partners Assess The Cows Low Res Tom & Karen Halton Low Res

Spring block calving, 650 cows, 428ha

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All year round calving, 530 cows, 223ha 

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Dichetts Farm, DevonBuscot Wick Farm, Oxfordshire
The Tucker Family Low Res  Phil Kinch With Cows

Spring block calving, 240 cows, 182ha

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Autumn block calving, 360 cows, 1,000ha

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Coton Wood Farm, Derbyshire   Hillhead of Covington, Lanarkshire
IMG_1255 William Baillie 3

All year round calving, 500 cows, 300ha

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All year round calving, 310 cows, 195ha

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Could you be our next Strategic Dairy Farm?

We’re building our network of Strategic Dairy Farms and are looking for passionate farm operators who will be open, receptive and share best practice to get involved.

If you’re a top performer, operating either a tight block (Autumn or Spring) or All Year Round calving system then it could be you. To find out more click here and apply here.


Other AHDB Strategic Farms 

Beef & Lamb Strategic Farms

Potatoes SPOT Farms

Cereals & Oilseeds Strategic Farms

Pork Strategic Farms