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     or Mark Bowes 0776 777 8680