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Using key performance targets to improve dairy farm margins

Park Hotel Ayrshire, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire KA1 2DP

Join us for an event with strategic dairy farm hosts Wallace and James Hendrie and Dr Joe Patton, Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer Dept from Teagasc, Republic of Ireland to understand how key herd performance figures can impact on financial margins.

During the meeting we will be identifying and agreeing future targets for key herd performance metrics and exploring how these could help benefit the bottom line.  

We will take a critical look at the farms current performance and explore and identify realistic targets and discuss how these can be achieved.

The main topics will include:

  • Whole farm stocking rate and feed budget
  • Herd fertility
  • Milk productivity
  • Overhead costs
  • Carbon per kg / milk

About Millands Farm 

Millands Farm is a 345 hectare, all grass farm owned by Wallace and James Hendrie.  They employ two full-time and three part-time employees to work alongside them including a Herd Manager and a Calf Manager. 

They operate a spring block calving system comprising of 600 cows, producing 5400 l/cow.  Calving starts early March and lasts 12 weeks with 82% calving in the first 6 weeks.  Cows are fed on a bunkered silage system with cake in the parlour and rotational grazing measured and allocated with the ambition to improve their milk from forage.

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