I met yesterday (Sunday 27th July) with two gentlemen from Nepal at Wood Farm , Wroughton Wilts by kind invitation of the Gosling family who allowed us to inspect the milking herd and explained the organic farming system.
Mr Gurung from Nepal , had been asked to investigate the import of Guernsey semen to be used in a small cross-breeding project on an organic vegetable project where animal manure is essential to the growth of healthy crops. At present there are 6 cross-bred cows (Jerseyx Holstein) but there are plans to expand to 40 animals.
Mr Gurung returns to Nepal on the 31st July, and will seek to establish agreements with the Nepalese Govt. to allow the importation of UK Guernsey semen.
I would like to thank the Gosling’s for their hospitality particularly as arrangements had to be changed in mid week.