What's in your livestock shed

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

WIYLS: New beef build helps lift finisher growth to 2kg/day

A beef fattening building designed to aid natural ventilation is accelerating the finishing period at a Carmarthenshire livestock farm. Beef production at Rest Farm near Llanboidy is focused on maximising…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

WIYLS: Calf polytunnels enable switch to block-calving

A Carmarthenshire dairy farm converting to autumn block-calving from a level milk supply profile has relieved pressure on calf-rearing facilities with low-cost housing. Roger and Alison Evans and their sons,…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

WIYLS goes inside Duchy College’s £3.6m dairy unit

Improved cow comfort and a better feeding regime have boosted milk yields by 2 litres a cow a day at Duchy College, Cornwall. The "Future Farm" research facility, which houses…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

WIYLS visits a £500,000 beef finishing shed

Daily liveweight gains (DLWG) in beef cattle bred from a Pembrokeshire farm’s own dairy herd have improved since the business invested in a new fattening building. The Jenkins family spent…

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WIYLS visits the only off-grid milking robot in the UK

A Welsh farm is milking cows in a robot powered by a standalone renewable energy system after it was forced to relocate to a remote site when its rented dairy…

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WIYLS visits a dairy to pig conversion in Carmarthenshire

Converting redundant dairy farm buildings into pig accommodation has taken pig production from a hobby for new entrant Luke Starkey to farming the second-largest farrow-to-finish system in Wales. Until four…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

WIYLS visits a £300,000 self-build cubicle shed

An automatic ventilation system capable of refreshing air in the entire building in just 90 seconds is one of the factors that has enabled a Welsh dairy farm to slash…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What's in Your Livestock Shed visits a £1.4m greenfield dairy

No corners have been cut in the design and building of the new parlour and cubicle shed 230m away from the original dairy at Beckside Farm, near Millom. Robert and…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What’s In Your Livestock Shed? visits a £150k beef shed

The Foster family, Little Houndales Farm, Driffield, East Yorkshire, has invested £150,000 in a multi-purpose beef finishing shed and handling system that is enabling the business to expand. When son…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What's in your livestock shed? visits a Powys beef finisher

A mid-Wales beef finisher is capturing an additional 0.4kg daily liveweight gain (DLWG) a head since making improvements to housing. The slatted shed was built before the Hammond family took…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What's in your Livestock Shed? A £50k youngstock conversion 

A purpose-built youngstock shed has reduced labour requirements and improved the health of heifer replacements at a Welsh dairy farm. The Jones family returned to milk production in 2012 after…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What’s in Your Livestock Shed? visits ultra-modern beef unit

Abattoir and meat processing company Pickstock has invested in rearing, handling and finishing facilities at Brongain Farm, Llanfechain, where it will be finishing 1,000 dairy-bred beef calves annually. Pickstock already…

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