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AHDB Dairy Maximising the environment for the high yielding cow

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:30 to Friday, September 28, 2018 - 14:30

AHDB is running a series of practical workshops that will focus on ventilation and also incorporate other aspects of the cow’s environment including feed space and cow comfort to help farmers optimise the environment to maximise herd performance.

In high yielding, all year round calving herds, marginal gains can have a big impact on the bottom line. The limiting factor is rarely the genetic potential of the cow but the environment in which she can express her potential. Buildings often become the bottle-neck due to the cost to replace them.

The Workshop:

A practical on farm session, limited to a maximum of 25 attendees. Aimed at farmers with housed herds of high yielding cows. Lunch and refreshments are included.


  • Assess your own building to identify the restrictions in ventilation, feed space and cow comfort
  • Maximise productivity from your current building
  • Avoid the pitfalls and impacts of new building designs
  • The cost/benefit of building modification

Meeting and venue details -

Time:  10:30 to 14:30

Date     25 September 2018
Venue  Highworthy Farm, Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5SW (by kind permission of Matthew Davey)

Date     26 September 2018
Venue  Leweston Farm, Longburton, Sherbourne, Dorset DT9 5NU (by kind permission of John Walsh)

Date     27 September 2018
Venue  Eastside Farm, Chedzoy, Bridgwater TA7 8QP (Kind permission of Chris and Julie Reed)

Date      28 September 2018
Venue   Court Farm, Kempley, Dymock, Gloucestershire GL18 2AT (by kind permission of the Pugh family)

The cost of attending this meeting is funded via your levy.  Please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes.  Levy payers will have first refusal.

Please bring a clean pair of wellington boots to help with the biosecurity and out of respect to the host’s farm business.

To find out more or book a place, please contact the KE Events hub on 01904 771216 or email [email protected]