Location:Latitude 50°07'N,Longitude 08°16'W
Area:93 ha (effective)
Milking Cows: 200 - 250 (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 within two weeks of birth.All replacement stock are reared off the farm.
Soil Type:Relatively free-draining acid brown earth of loam texture
Paddocks:147 (102 experimental paddocks,17 paddocks per treatment)
- 20 unit herringbone parlour with automatic cow ID,automatic cluster removers,daily electronic milk weighting and sampling,in parlour feeding,milking behaviour recording,weighing and drafting facilities,Moo monitors
- 300 cow winter housing shed