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