Article published by Holstein UK The Journal March 2018.
Acreage: farming 200 (100 rented)
Soil type: medium loam
Parlour: 10x20 swing-over
Cheese contract: Belton Cheese
Ration: TMR and top up in the parlour
Herd size: 130 plus followers
Milk yield: 9,000kg, 4.46% fat, 3.35% protein
Calving interval: 390...
Alfie the Cockapoo is a pampered pooch after his adorable looks collared him the title, South Cheshire Pet of the Year.
The playful two year-old, owned by Adam Clayton and Laura Maher from Sandbach, was top dog in the picture contest we staged in with the Chronicle newspaper series.
Adam, 25, who works in the paint shop at Bentley, and Laura, 24, a claims handler at Kindertons...
Richard Harris runs a mixed farm in Alkmonton near Ashbourne.
They milk 150 Pedigree Ayrshires running alongside a Pedigree suckler herd of Limousins consisting of 30 cows with followers, 300 ewes and 200 acres of arable.
Top quality bulls from the Saltbrook herd of Limousins are sold as stock bulls and in order to get them into prime condition, they are fed a coarse mix from HJ...
According to Trouw Nutrition the analysed results of the 2017 1st and 2nd cut grass silage indicate that this season’s grass silage is good quality with a greater nutrient value compared to 2016. This has been improved with cutting sooner along with slower grass growth in early May. This can be seen in figure 1 and 2. When comparing dry matter, results for 1st cut is almost 2% greater and...
Over the past ten years we have worked closely with Harper Adams University’s Placement Scheme.
We have spent the last 12 months with Catherine Johnson, who is studying Bio-Veterinary Science and lives in Eccleshall. Catherine is spending the rest of her summer in Argentina on a Young Farmers trip and is returning to Harper Adams to complete her final year at the end of the month, we...
DOGS of all shapes and sizes were guests of honour at the opening of a new business venture in Wheelock.
Dressed in their best collars, they enjoyed games, play equipment and food treats at the launch of the village’s Doggy Day Care Centre.
The business is based in the former Commercial Hotel which has been converted by HJ Lea Oakes Pet Food Superstores as part of plans to create...
A FAMILY firm of pet food shops has unveiled plans to breathe new life into a village pub which has stood empty for more than a year.
HJ Lea Oakes Pet food Superstores has taken over the Commercial Hotel in Wheelock as part of plans to create a ‘one-stop shop’ for dog care needs.
The pub, off Crewe Road, is next to the firm’s Pet Food Superstore and Mutley’s Dog Grooming...