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History:Purchased as a 29ha block for systems research in 1965.

Location:Latitude 50°07'N,Longitude 08°16'W

Area:48 ha (effective)

Milking Cows:140 (subject to scientific requirements)

System:Spring calving dairy herd.Typically cows are turned out to pasture directly post-calving and annually achieve a 300-day grazing season.All male calves are sold at 2 weeks old while the heifer calves are reared off farm.

Soil Type:Free-draining acid brown earth of sandy loam to loam in texture

Paddocks: 106 (18 paddocks per treatment)

Dairy Infrastructure:

  • 18 unit herringbone parlour with automatic cow ID,automatic cluster removers,daily electronic milk weighting and sampling,in parlour feeding,milking behaviour recording,weighting and drafting facilities
  • 147 cow winter housing shed
  • 3 underpass tunnels connecting the farm into one complete block
  • 858,000 litres over ground slurry storage.

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