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Join us for a webinar to celebrate the launch of our new, all year round calving, Scottish Strategic Dairy Farm, Potstown, Middlebie in Dumfries and Galloway.
Our hosts Gareth and David Owen will offer a virtual tour of their farm and provide an overview of its background, operations and the team involved.
We will also look at the farm’s technical performance against the optimal dairy system KPI’s and hear more about their long-term vision for the business.
Potstown Farm is a 130 hectare farm with 22 ha of planted trees owned and managed by Gareth and David Owen alongside their father, Tom.
Currently 2 full time members of staff are employed, Kenny has been there for 5 years and brings 50 years of farm experience, he mainly does tractor work and general farm work. Jodie has been there for 3 years and came from a non-farming background. She is mainly involved in calf feeding, routine tasks and robot work, working alongside Gareth and Tom Owen. David also works as a consultant and supports the farm with business planning.
Potstown has expanded and changed directions over the last ten years with the introduction of 2 Lely robots in 2012. In 2014 a 246 cubicle shed was built with an additional 2 robots being fitted at that time.
They operate a fully housed, all year-round calving system comprising of 270 cows, this is made up of 170 holstein and 100 jersey cows. In 2020 there was a change in direction for the business when they introduced the Jersey cattle to take advantage of their milk contract requirements.