Walford College Monitor Farm

Walford College Farm spring 2024 update

Pasture to Profit consultant Sean Chubb shares the current conditions on Walford College Farm and discusses recommendations coming up to balance/magic day.

Walford College Farm winter 23-24

Start of mating and winter at Walford

Both the mating and winter seasons have arrived at Walford College Farm. LIC Pasture to Profit Consultant Sean Chubb shares the current situation and recommendations for the monitor farm.

Calving season at Walford College Farm

Calving season at Walford

Walford College Farm is currently in its fifth week of calving. LIC Pasture to Profit Consultant gives an update on how the farm is tracking and his recommendations ahead of mating.

Fodder beet for supplement feeding at Walford College dairy farm

Summer 2023 at Walford

Read the latest update from Sean Chubb on summer at Walford College Farm. With most of the cows now dry, they are now preparing for calving,

Walford update – breeding plan and future performance

This 2022/23 season the first LIC-bred heifers from the original Holstein cows entered the Walford herd. Hopefully these heifers will help lift the milk fat and protein percentages of the herd to take full advantage of the new contract with Joseph Heler Cheese this season. So, what we expect from these heifers and others to come? Sean Chubb reports.

Walford update – a beet idea

The latest update and recommendations from LIC’s UK monitor farm at Walford College. An idea has been introduced to grow fodder beet, which could lower concentrate levels. Read more.

LIC artificial insemination straw

Walford update – autumn mating is underway

Read the latest update from LIC’s monitor farm in the UK. Mating is currently underway at Walford College Farm, with 56% of eligible cows already served at day nine.

Walford College farm cows

Walford update – January 2022

We cover the latest news from LIC’s innovative Walford College monitor dairy farm including results from the first three weeks of mating and recommendations for the upcoming weeks.

Walford College farm’s improvement journey with LIC

For the last two years, LIC has been working with North Shropshire College on their Walford College campus farm. Together we want to improve the sustainability of the farm by improving the milk from pasture, the longevity of the cows and the financial stability of the business.

Dairy Cows Grazing Winter

Successful grazing in winter

LIC UK’s North Shropshire college monitor farm to trial whether they can successfully graze through winter.

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