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Auchenheath

Farm Name:Auchenheath
Farmer(s):Gavin and Archie Ballantyne
Farm Size:189 ha
Enterprises:Grassland & cropping details (acres) : 70 ac cereals, 130ac 1st cut silage, 100ac 2nd cut silage & 70ac 3rd cut silage
Altitude:52-174
Ownership:Owned (149 ha) Rented (40ha)
Facilitators:
  • Sharon Lauder (DairyCo)
First Meeting:6th August 2013
Address:
Auchenheath
Lanarkshire
ML11 9XA
55° 40' 28.9488" N, 3° 53' 50.3556" W
Contacts:
  • Sharon Lauder, 07876 706391, sharon.lauder@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk

Autumn calving herd producing 7000 litres of milk sold per cow annually. Cows housed and grazed making the most of grass when available. Invested in new slurry store in 2013 and additional cattle housing in 2014. Plan to introduce two robots and increase herd to 140 cows in the future.

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