By kind invitation of The Sloan family
Meeting sponsored by Yara UK
Thursday, 6th December 2018
Height: 500 ft above sea level.
Rainfall: 55-60 inches per year.
Soil type: Heavy clay soil
Farm area, Acres: 300 owned, 200 rented
2 cuts usually, if able 3 cuts. All harvested with their own equipment, double class mowers, scattering machine, Class rake and Class 860 chopper.
Big Bale 30
Two separately run herds of 190 Holsteins and 60 Jerseys.
The Holsteins are housed indoors and milked by robots.
Current lactation figures: 11980 kgs 3.98bf, 3.1 protein,
The Jerseys are grazed low input system and milked in the parlour.
Current lactation figures: 6700kgs 6.10 bf 3.98 protein.
260 female replacements and 60 beef crosses.
Slurry applied at 3.500 gal per acre, then 90 units of N.
Slurry applied at 3.500 gal per acre, then 70 units of N.
Slurry applied at 3.500 gal per acre, then 50 units of N.
Robert and Emma
Bryce and Anne
One full time and one part time employee.