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Join us for our 'Summer Grazing for Organic Farmers Meeting & Organic Mill Tour' on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

Whitchurch Rugby Club (SY13 1EU) for 11am.

Malpas Mill (SY14 8JQ).

Lunch will be provided at the Rugby Club.

Please RSVP to Anwen Gardner on 07794 819853.

Article published by Holstein UK The Journal March 2018.

Farm Facts

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 Facts

Herd size: 130 plus followers

Milk yield: 9,000kg, 4.46% fat, 3.35% protein

SCC: 86

Calving interval: 390...

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