Strategic Dairy Farms

Published 12 November 18

Our strategic farms encourage ‘farmer-to-farmer’ learning by hosting regular on-farm meetings and openly sharing 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 farmers:    

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

Key performance indicators

- Farm updates

All year round calving, 530 cows, 223ha 

- Key performance indicators

- Farm updates

 

Dichetts Farm, DevonBuscot Wick Farm, Oxfordshire
The Tucker Family Low Res  Buscot Wick Farm 3

Spring block calving, 240 cows, 182ha

- Key performance indicators

Farm updates

Autumn block calving, 360 cows, 1,000ha

- Key performance indicators

- Farm updates

 

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

All year round calving, 500 cows, 300ha

- Key performance indicators

- Farm updates

All year round calving, 310 cows, 195ha

- Key performance indicators

- Farm updates

 

Carpenters Farm, Wiltshire    Rhual Dairy, Flintshire
Joe And Irving Carter  Rhual BACH-1003 

All year round calving, 290 cows, 330ha

- Key performance indicators

Farm updates

All year round calving, 336 cows, 220ha

- Key performance indicators

Farm updates

 

 

Could you be our next Strategic Dairy Farm? 

We’re building our network of Strategic Dairy Farms and are looking for farmers 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, including how to apply, click here.

 

Strategic dairy farm events near you...

We have an annual programme of strategic dairy farm events that help you learn directly from other farmers as well as specialist workshops and webinars aimed at business support, insight and common issues. To find out more click here and select dairy

 

Other AHDB Strategic Farms 

Beef & Lamb Strategic Farms

Potatoes SPOT Farms

Cereals & Oilseeds Strategic Farms

Pork Strategic Farms