The Use of Homeopathy on Organic Farms - Manor Farm, Wiltshire
15 August 2012 16:30 - 15 August 2012 19:30
Reis, Manor Farm, Compton Bassett, Wiltshire SN11 8SW
This 300 acre registered organic dairy farm is based in the beautiful village of Compton Bassett, north east of Calne, Wiltshire. They milk around 170 Holstein/Friesian and crossbred dairy cows, using a trigon parlour (three sided herringbone). With an average calving interval of 400 days and an annual milk production of just over 8000L per cow. This farm walk is being run in conjunction with the George Veterinary Group. A member of their team will be providing information on “The Use of Homeopathy on organic farms”.
Converted to organic june 2006 with OF&G
Milk sold to dairy crest (country life organic)
Farm size: 365 acres
Lucerne 53 acres
White/red clover 137acres
Barley (wholecrop) undersown 48 acres
Permanent pasture 87 acres
Woodland 40 acres
93% pedigree holstein friesian
7% pedigree dairy shorhorn
Rms technician serves all cows and 70% heifers
Breed for legs, feet and udders (longlevity)
Calving index 390 days
Milking herd 164 (tb affected)
In milk 142
Home bred heifers 117
Cell count 230
Milk price ave 35.12ppl
Concentrate fed 0.32kg
Mopf (per litre) 25.30p
Mopf (per cow) £1875
Yield per cow 7510
Concentrate feed costs 9.80ppl
Concentrate price (per ton) £311
Cows milked and fed in two groups
Tmr topped up in parlour
All cows grazed from beginning of march to end of octrober on Paddock system. High yielders buffer fed.
18 point trigon
Time : 4.30pm -7.30pm
Please arrive at 4.30pm. Tea and coffee will be served from 4.30pm to 5pm and the farm walk will commence at 5pm sharp. The farm tour will take no more than 2 hours maximum.
This event is free to attend but prior booking is absolutely essential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 0117 9142400 to reserve your place. Please remember to take rainwear and clean wellies.
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