Strategic Dairy Farms

Published 2 August 18

Strategic Dairy Farms give farmers the opportunity to benchmark their own businesses, both physically and financially against performance measures KPI’s from other farms and target areas to improve their own results.

Part of AHDB’s new Farm Excellence Platform, the farms will harness the benefits of ‘farmer to farmer’ learning and accelerates the uptake of knowledge. The overall aim is to improve farmer’s business resilience and help them to remain competitive and sustainable over the long term.

As well as regular on-farm meetings, farmers can access key performance indicators and business tools which enable them to identify areas for improvement on their own farm.

Meet our strategic farmers

Click on the links below to find out more about each farmer, view their KPI's, read about the meetings they've held and listen to podcasts.   

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