TITLE

Why Woodchip Makes For A Cost-Effective Winter Pad

AUTHOR(S)
Davies, Robert
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Finding funds to improve facilities for dairy herds, which need to expand to survive, is particularly tough for tenants. However, Great Britain-based organic dairy farmers Jack and Sue Warner found an economic way to develop a greenfield site. Although, the plan was to operate a spring-calving, organically-managed herd, expanding gradually from 180 to 250 cows, investing the capital required for a conventional set-up was not thought viable. The site was excavated down to the clay layer and has a 2.5% slope down towards the new slurry lagoon, which liquids reach through a herringbone of plastic drainage pipes.
ACCESSION #
9874749

 

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