Tyddyn yr Eglwys Farm Pembrokeshire

Published 8 July 19

 Dylan , Hannah And Ellis Harries With Cows 2 Cropped

Tyddyn yr Eglwys Farm is owned by Kim and Bryony Petty and operated as a joint venture with Dylan and Hannah Harries acting as contract farmers. Their herd consists of 550 Friesian x Jerseys with 130 home reared heifers calved at 21 months of age annually. Their total land area is around 700 acres, which is mostly grass, and includes 395 acres of milking platform.

The aim of the business is to generate as much free cash as possible whilst enjoying the job and having time to enjoy off the farm whilst maintaining a sustainable business.

The business scores well against the AHDB key performance indicators for spring block calving.

Over the next 3 years Dylan and Hannah aim to further reduce their cost of production, maximising the benefits of recent infrastructure investments and continue to strive to ensure all business decisions have a positive impact on the overall profitability of the business.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) 

Dairy Enterprise KPIs

Excellent

performance

Good performance

Average

performance

Tyddyn Yr Eglwys

Cows and heifers calved within the first 6 weeks 

>90%

80%

70%

89%

Milk solids output per ha (Kg milk solids/hectare)

>1,500kg/ha

1,250kg/ha

1,100kg/ha

780 kg/ha

Milk from forage 

>5,000 litres

4,000 litres

2,750 litres

2,100 litres

Herd replacement rate 

<20%

22%

26%

19%

Overheads (excluding rent and finance) pence per litre

9.0

10.5

12.5

11.5

Genetic Merit

5%

25%

50%

5%

 

Financial KPIs

Good performance

Average performance

Poor performance

Tyddyn Yr Eglwys

Full economic costs of production (ppl) 

<24ppl

30.0ppl

34.5ppl

33.6 ppl 

Return on tenants-type capital 

20%

14%

3%

14%

Full economic net margin (ppl)

 

7.0

 

2.0

 

-3

4.6