Hartland View Herd visit Tuesday 25th June 2013

The Hartland View herd of Andrew and Debbie Lewis  now has  200 Guernseys who share facilities with 350 high yeilding Holsteins (8500 kg average) with the milk pooled and sold to Cricketers Cheese.

The Guernseys are grazed day and night for 7-8 months of the year whilst the Holsteins only graze by day for 5 months which reflects the difference in size of the cows and the high rainfall “enjoyed” on the farm,, recent costings which have included the value/ cost of grazed grass show the Guernseys leaving a higher margin per cow despite producing 30% less milk per cow !

A good herd of cows purchased both at auction and privately within a relatively short time.

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