What's in your livestock shed

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What’s in Your Livestock Shed? visits a Gold Cup winner

What makes a Gold Cup winner? We look at some of the buildings and technology behind Washfold Farm’s success. Metcalfe Farms in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, is owned and run by…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What's In Your Livestock Shed? visits £130,000 cubicle shed

Hiring an entire milking herd has nearly doubled cow numbers at a Pembrokeshire dairy farm, but with expansion came winter housing challenges. For father and son Geraint and Simon John…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What’s in Your Livestock Shed? visits a £65,000 lambing shed

Doubling housing capacity by building a shed for 600 ewes is allowing a Carmarthenshire sheep enterprise to concentrate its lambing period in an eight-week block. Ben Anthony and Diana Fairclough…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What's in Your Livestock Shed? visits a £250,000 lambing shed

A Welsh family farm is future-proofing its sheep enterprise with a £250,000 investment in modern housing that allows its flock of 1,400 ewes to be lambed under one roof. Alan…

DAIRY

What's in Your Livestock Shed? visits a £1.36m robotic dairy

Agri-EPI Centre opened the doors of its state-of-the-art £1.36m robotic dairy unit in Somerset last week. Farmers and allied industries were given the first glimpse of the highly anticipated South…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What's in your shed? visits a £550,000 Kentucky dairy shed

Set on the fringes of Lexington, the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Dairy unit is a fount of research for dairy health efficiencies. In the pursuit of cow comfort, the university…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What's In Your Livestock Shed at a high tech Exmoor farm

Unsurprisingly, the family that run Shearwell Data, one of the major UK players in the tag and software world, are keen on using technology to drive efficiencies throughout the farm.…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What's In Your Livestock Shed visits a £1.2m dairy new build

The Symms had reached the point so many farming families do – the “all in or all out” crossroads. Their old farm buildings were crumbling around them and the cows…

HOUSING AND HANDLING

What's in Your Livestock Shed? visits a £200k suckler shed

When Richard Spencer sold 4.4ha of farmland for residential development, it was an opportunity to relocate the farmyard and build new housing for his beef herd. Mr Spencer, who farms…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What's In Your Livestock Shed: £5k sheep shed transformation

Installing a suspended slatted floor in a redundant barn has transformed the building into low-cost winter accommodation for up to 300 ewes at a Welsh upland farm. The building has…

LIVESTOCK

What's in Your Livestock Shed? visits £1.3m dairy unit

Andrew and Julie Thomas and their son, Richard, wanted a building that first and foremost provided a stress-free environment from their housed pedigree herd of high-yielding Holsteins. This they have…

LIVESTOCK

What's In Your Livestock Shed? Purpose-built calf housing

A purpose-built calf-rearing shed has bolstered youngstock health at a large-scale Welsh dairy farm. The 60-pen unit was designed by Matthew Jones, who runs Nantgoch Farm, Oswestry, with his parents,…

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