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Clyde Jones

Clyde Jones manages a 550 dairy cow herd on the 1600ha (3954-acre) Bisterne Estate, Hampshire. The herd is split into spring and autumn calvers and is milked through a 50 bale rotary parlour. Cows are mostly Holstein with some NZ Friesian and Swedish Red and White influence Latest stories • For more columns from other Farmer Focus writers

Clyde Jones

19 July 2002 Clyde JonesClyde Jones manages two 200-cow herds on a dairy/arable farm near Dorchester in Dorset. One herd is spring calving and the other, late autumn calving. Both are managed using New Zealand farming techniques over 140ha (350 acres) of chalklandTHE Duchy College has just started a brilliant herdspersons discussion and development course. Our herdsmen, Duncan and Gary are attending and learning a lot about judging feed requirements with grass growth. All this helps man management/human resources and […]

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21 June 2002 Clyde JonesClyde Jones manages two 200-cow herds on a dairy/arable farm near Dorchester in Dorset. One herd is spring calving and the other, late autumn calving. Both are managed using New Zealand farming techniques over 140ha (350 acres) of chalklandGRASS growth has been up and down more times than hopes for England in the World Cup. It is now on the up, as we applied some phosphate fertiliser by way of mono-ammonium phosphate.Boy what a response. The […]

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24 May 2002 Clyde JonesClyde Jones manages two 200-cow herds on a dairy/arable farm near Dorchester in Dorset. One herd is spring calving and the other, late autumn calving. Both are managed using New Zealand farming techniques over 140ha (350 acres) of chalklandIT IS amazing how the threat of a milk price reduction concentrates the mind and we find ways of reducing our costs even further.Although I know it is fatal to say cases of mastitis are down – so […]

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29 March 2002 Clyde JonesClyde Jones manages two 200-cow herds on a dairy/arable farm near Dorchester in Dorset. One herd is spring calving and the other, late autumn calving. Both are managed using New Zealand farming techniques over 140ha (350 acres) of chalklandFOLLOWING completion of the new parlour at Rainbarrow, we are now getting back to some kind of normality.First, dry cows joined pre-calvers and are now on grass by day. They were followed by the first batch of 25 […]

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1 March 2002 Clyde JonesClyde Jones manages two 200-cow herds on a dairy/arable farm near Dorchester in Dorset. One herd is spring calving and the other, late autumn calving. Both are managed using New Zealand farming techniques over 140ha (350 acres) of chalklandSPRING calvers have spent the few weeks before calving happily grazing turnips. But the new parlour at Rainbarrow was not finished before calving started. We decided to calve the cows in the turnip field because its close to […]

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1 February 2002 Clyde JonesClyde Jones manages two 200-cow herds on a dairy/arable farm near Dorchester in Dorset. One herd is spring calving and the other, late autumn calving. Both are managed using New Zealand farming techniques over 140ha (350 acres) of chalkland. Clyde won best grass manager 2000 in the BGS regional south-west contestTHE family and I took advantage of the relatively dry period and cheap airfares to spend Christmas in Italy with the in-laws. Not a cow or […]

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14 September 2001 Clyde JonesClyde Jones manages two 200-cow herds on a dairy/arable farm near Dorchester in Dorset. One herd is spring calving and the other late autumn calving. Both are managed using New Zealand farming techniques on 140ha (350 acres) of chalkland. Clyde won best grass manager 2000 in the BGS regional south-west contestI WORK for J W Finding Farms, where 626ha (1565 acres) of arable, dairy and beef stores are farmed. Gary Hawker milks the spring-calving herd at […]

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