The aim of the dairy enterprise is to achieve excellence while serving to educate and equip students with the necessary practical, technical and financial skills of running a profitable dairy business in accordance with the highest ethical standards.
Herd Data as at the end of May 2018
Breed and Number: 210 Pedigree Holstein Friesian expanding to 240 cows 2019
Yield: Target 510kgs milk solids, produced 452kg milk solids 2017 with 4.17% fat/3.56% protein.
Breeding: Average EBI team of bulls 2018 is 241, sweeper bulls are limousin and angus. Empty rate 2017 was 6%
Diet: Self-sufficient for forage, target 85% grazed grass, target 950 kg concentrate.
Health Plan: Vaccinated for Lepto, Rotavirus, IBR, dosed for worms, fluke and lice.
Parlour: built 2018, Delaval 30 unit herringbone with auto cluster removers, auto ID and auto drafting, auto wash, computerised feeding and milk recording, automatic backing gate, 20,000 litre direct expansion milk tank with heat recovery unit.
Milk Sales: Arrabawn Creamery
Replacement heifers: contract reared by our beef unit