Why Woodchip Makes For A Cost-Effective Winter Pad

Davies, Robert
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p37
Trade Publication
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.


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