Dan Lovatt © Michael Priestley/RBI
Keeping herd replacement rates below 10% has allowed pig farmer’s son and new dairy entrant Dan Lovatt to grow a spring-calving dairy herd in partnership with an established dairy farmer. Using Jersey/Friesian Kiwi-cross genetics from CRV, LIC and stock bulls, Mr Lovatt, co-director of Old Ford Farms with dairy farmer John Furnival, has been able to retain heifers and expand a 200-cow herd by taking on land at the Seighford Settled Estate, Staffordshire, as it has become available. Now milking 770 […]