Polytunnels have long been used on sheep farms as more affordable methods of housing, but they’re growing in popularity among dairy farmers. Housing dry cattle in polytunnels pre-calving has enabled Cornish dairy farmer Rob Uglow to alleviate pressure on the grazing platform. Previously dry cows at Stone Farm, Lifton, were outwintered on kale or fodder beet and calved outside. But concerns with water run-off after the wet winter of 2013 meant he was forced to re-think how cows were managed […]