About this event
Join us at Northleaze Farm to see how technology and data can help:
•Improve cow health and longevity
•Advance cow welfare
•Reduce antibiotic use
The day is kindly hosted by Robert Mallett who was the Farmer’s Weekly 2020 Dairy Farmer of the Year winner. From three-times-a-day milking, the 230 head of holstein have an annual average yield of 11,407 litres, of which 4,390 litres comes from forage.
Robert runs a rotational grazing system and carefully monitors grass covers, targeting entry covers of 3,000kg dry matter (DM)/ha and removing the mob once a residual of 1,500kg DM/ha is achieved.
Topics will include the use of 'Cow Manager' ear tags to monitor individual cow behaviour, allowing earlier detection of disease and reduced medicine use. Robert will also discuss increased cow longevity within his herd from improved breeding strategies and the use of data across the business to inform management.
10.30am – Meet and greet
11am – Introductions to Innovation for Agriculture, Northleaze Farm and the NEFERTITI project
11.20am – Farm walk led by Robert
1pm – Butcher BBQ Lunch with optional demo of Cow Manager
1.30pm – Facilitated discussion on tech and data usage on farm
2.30pm – Conclusion
3pm – Everyone gone!
Please wear clean wellies and clothes for farm biosecurity reasons. We encourage you to do a COVID lateral flow test before and after the day. Please do not attend if you feel unwell.