One of many UK’s highest rating dairy herds on £PLI is opening its gates for the famend Gold Cup Open Day on fifth July at Stapleford Abbotts, close to Romford, Essex.
The occasion, which traditionally attracts hundreds of dairy farmers and trade representatives, is at this 12 months’s winners of the 2020 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup trophy, the Torrance household of the Curtismill pedigree Holstein herd.
John Torrance – who farms in partnership with father Robert, mom Janet and spouse Lucy, have been topped winners on the latest Dairy-Tech occasion at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
The Curtismill herd contains 670 cows and 430 followers and is a part of their farming enterprise run on 429 hectares of Crown Property land, simply contained in the M25 hall.
Rating among the many prime UK herds for PLI, the household’s focus is on effectivity, and so they goal to breed cows that may produce 70,000 litres of milk throughout a median of 5 lactations.
The typical annual yield (September 2021) for this all-year-round calving housed herd, which is milked 3 times a day, was 13,700kg of milk offered, at 4.08% fats and three.26% protein, with a calving interval of 382 days.
Guests to the occasion will hear how the staff’s shut consideration to element within the cow setting and parlour routine and dedication to the important thing illness management and eradication schemes for dairy herds contributes to the low illness incidence and excessive well being standing seen on this herd.
Occasion organiser Matt Knight, Managing Director of RABDF, stated: “The Torrance household scooped the Gold Cup within the competitors’s hundredth 12 months, making this 12 months’s celebration extra particular.
“We could have a jam-packed day consisting of farm excursions, speak stations, and loads of commerce stands for guests to attend.
“This herd is outstanding, with breeding and cow administration key to its success. There will likely be heaps for guests to see and take house from the day.”