Currently, the total number of Simmentals on the megafarm is 2859 heads, of which 1355 are a milking herd
Together, the family look after a 220-strong milking herd
comprising mainly Friesian cattle.
The business was the first in the region to introduce Lely milking robots and the milking herd
currently run in the top 5% of UK herds in terms of feed efficiency and mastitis cases, and has no metabolic problems.
While we separate our calves by their age and weight, all of our calves can see each other as well as the milking herd
Colin Walker, who lives and works on his family farm in Lingdale, has suffered with severe asthma for more than 12 years and his attacks had got so bad he had to sell the family's milking herd
as it was too difficult to milk them twice a day.
Post-grazing pasture cover was then subtracted from pre-grazing cover for the allocated area and divided by the number of cows in the milking herd
on that day to calculate the average pasture dry matter intake (DMI) per cow.
We each grab a wheelbarrow and load it up with luggage and wheel ourselves past the milking herd
to the field at the back of the farm, where our camping weekend awaits.
A milking herd
of roughly 60,000 produced more than 800 million liters a year.
Richard Pilkington, of Shordley Hall, near Wrexham, has focused on the dry cow period to improve performance in his milking herd
In 1990, that number was about 1,400, with only one milking herd
remaining in production.
The farm store and milking herd
is on Spring Hill Road in Barre.
Increased numbers in the milking herd
have resulted in there being one milking cow for every New Zealander," the Daily Express quoted farm statistics manager Gary Dunnet as saying.