Cows graze on pre mown field at PentrefelinPaddocks on the grazing platform are pre-mown once to maintain grass quantity and quality © Debbie James
Stocking the milking platform at 4.71 cows a hectare is a risky approach on a low-cost grazing system but a Ceredigion dairy farm is proving it is achievable with excellent grassland management and strategic feeding of silage. The Jenkins family – Aeron and Glenys and two of their sons, Eurig and Irfon – have grown their spring-calving herd from a 110-cow flying herd in 2003 to 420 New Zealand Friesians. Key to this has been to grow as much grass […]