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£1m grant to expand dairy farm network

June 4, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board has secured a £1m grant from the Betty Lawes Foundation to expand its strategic dairy farm network.

The additional support will enable AHDB Dairy to recruit and manage an additional eight strategic dairy farms over the next five years – increasing the size of the network from 17 to 25 farms across Great Britain.

Showcase excellence

AHDB Dairy chairman Gwyn Jones said: “This is a step change for British dairy farmers and a significant investment in their future. Our collaborative approach means we can showcase excellence across the industry with a larger spread of farms across Great Britain.

“It will mean more farmers can access the benefits that strategic dairy farms offer.”

Each farm will follow AHDB’s strategic farm model and represent either all-year-round or block calving systems. They will showcase best-practice, host on-farm events and each farm will openly share their figures against AHDB Dairy’s key performance indicators (KPIs).

Improve productivity

Expansion of the network is a core part of a collaboration initiative established last year to improve productivity in the sector. Chaired by Volac director Andy Richardson, it identifies opportunities and barriers to deploy practical strategies that benefit the industry.

Michael Ball, a strategic dairy farmer in Derbyshire, said: “We have been a strategic dairy farm since summer 2018. We joined the network to help us in our aim to become one of the most efficient dairy farmers around.”

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