WANTED Farm to Rent
I am seeking a new dairy farming opportunity for 2018...read more
I am seeking a new dairy farming opportunity for 2018
My current farm business tenancy ends on 31st March 2018 so I am seeking a new location to milk my herd of 240 autumn calving Jersey x Holstein Friesian cows using a predominantly grazing type system.
- Served for 10 weeks in 2016.
- Calving during August to October in 2017.
- 6,500 litres - 4.73% butterfat, 3.57% protein, SCC 150.
- Current R1 heifer group of 73 who will be due to calve in 2018 are 50% Norwegian Red cross heifers and 50% Jersey cross heifers.
I am looking for a minimum of 70 Ha grazing area with a total of 125 Ha on a good grass growing farm with winter cow accommodation. An ex-dairy farm or a current livestock farm may be suitable.
I plan to continue milking 240 spring calving cows on my dairy farm in Somerset so a location in the South West would be preferable but I am open to all suggestions as to where in the country this new opportunity might be and how the new venture should be structured from a business point of view.
I am currently farming 500 cows and 250 youngstock in two dairy herds.
I strive for the highest standards of cow and calf health and performance.
I aim to produce as much milk as possible from grass.
If you know of a unit that may be suitable please do get in touch.