Inspiration

28 April 2017

Video: exchange visit ‘alternative housing systems’

In April 2017 a delegation of British dairy farmers visited the Netherlands to learn more about alternatieve housing systems and its novelties. Dutch farmers journal ‘Nieuwe Oogst’ made a little movie about this 3-day farm visit. It’s in Dutch, subtitled in English.      

28 April 2017

Exchange visit British to Dutch dairy farmers: alternative housing systems

From 4th – 6th April a UK group of 9 dairy farmers, 3 researchers and 2 AHDB staff visited the Netherlands to learn about housing and bedding innovations and best practices. The overall objective is the exchange of knowledge and fostering co-operation between different countries as part of the EuroDairy network theme alternative housing. Day […]

27 February 2017

Farm visit: Woodland Farm (Gloucestershire)

Last month (January 2017) the network of EuroDairy visited some farms to get a better notion of innovative farming in England, one of them was Woodland Farm of Robert Richmond. Woodland Farm is a typical low cost farm covering 200 ha with 300 spring calving Friesian and Dairy Shorthorn cattle yielding 5000 l milk per year with […]

27 February 2017

Farm visit: Millers Court Farm (Worcestershire)

Last month (January 2017) the network of EuroDairy visited some farms to get a better notion of innovative farming in England, one of them was Millers Court Farm from Ed Newton and his family. This dairy farm is a recently expanded herd in a brand new housing system and milking parlour. The 490 Holstein cows are indoors […]

9 February 2017

Innovation in future dairy housing

What innovations would enhance consumer perceptions of our dairy cow housed environments? This is the central burning question in this little ‘fast drawing’ movie, made in England. It gives a brief insight in consumer needs and perceptions and future R&D-recommendations. Watch the little movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3sIBlXVrPY.