Kinloch is 121 ha (effective) dairy farm, milking 390 cows through a 30-aside herringbone shed, while also wintering all cows on the platform over winter.
The system is pasture based, with 9 ha of Fodder Beet grown on the platform for wintering and a small amount of additional supplement being brought in.
At the start of last season, the farm system was reduced from a system 4 to a system 2 (9% supplement brought in). This change was able to happen due to a reduction in the cost structure of the farm system, increasing the reliance of the farm business.
- How is the season going so far - any challenges?
- What changes were made at Kinloch to reduce the costs in the farm system? What are some other opportunities to reduce farm working expenses?
- Summer planning
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