Dairy cow eating grass
All aspects of the grass-based system employed by staff and students at Chichester College’s Brinsbury campus farm in Pulborough, West Sussex, are geared towards maximising the production of milk from forage. Cows are milked twice a day – at 5.30am and 3pm – in the farm’s 16:16 herringbone parlour, producing an average of 5,880 litres/year at 4.02% butterfat and 3.33% protein. Of this, 4,174 litres are produced from forage and the rest from the 750-800kg of concentrate fed to each […]