Cheshire Grassland Society summer study tour- 23rd-24th June 2015

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales & Vale of York

 

Day 1   Craven Grassland Society.   Winners from the last 3 years  Forage Competitions.

Leaving promptly                     7.30am from Reaseheath travelling with Bostocks Coaches

David Newbould.  Slack Farm, Settle Road, Newsholme.          200 cows. 11,000 L/cow.   Impressive new set up with 3 Lely Robots.  50” rainfall,  3 Silage Cuts, Alkalage.    Winner 2013

Flasby Estates.   (Dan Hayes).  Moorside Farm Flasby.   300 Organic Dairy  Holstein X Shorthorn,  followers & Organic Angus X beef.  Clover/Grass Lucerne new in 2014, Oats & Wheat,

Farming  370-1300 ft   Winner 2015

Andrew Ayrton ,   Bower House Farm Eastby Skipton

Duke of Devonshire tenant.    200 cows, High Rainfall area 50 “ +, 8500 litres Holstein.

Genus RMS.   Grass Silages & Wholecrop.  Winner 2014

 

Overnight stop in the 3 ***RIPON SPA HOTEL.   RIPON is a historic Cathedral City on the River Ure  (Wensleydale’s river) famous for the Hornblower at the Obelisk 9pm each night!!!

Dinner B & B

 

Day 2   Vale of York & drive home through Wensleydale

Sean Nicholson.  Castiles Farm, Grantley, Ripon

Recently built New Parlour, Autumn calving Holsteins crossing  NZ  H/F last 3 years.  Recently joined a grazing group & begun to measure grass.  Planning for extended grazing season.

Angus & Sue Gaudie.  Stamfrey Farm, West Rounton, Northallerton

150 cows  Organic Twin Calving Blocks, Processing own Cream & Yoghurt.  H/f & Kiwi X.

7200 L/cow.  High Milk from forages.  White & Red Clover used extensively.

Member of the Yorkshire Plonkers

Ian Carlisle.  Thornton Lodge Farm, Finghall, Leyburn.

300 cows H/F & KiwiX,  Autumn Block  Challenges include fertility  improvement as recently phasing in more  grazing.  Grazing group member.  A farm in the middle of alot of changes.

Drive home via Wensleydale,  Hawes &  Ribblehead viaduct.  Evening meal on route.

Places will go fast, so we ask you to book early by contacting  Colin Hamilton 0797 465 4733

Or hamiltonwoore@btinternet.com     or Mark Bowes 0776 777 8680