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Dairy Replacement Heifer Rearing

Dairy Replacement Heifer Rearing


CAFRE has recently recruited the following two farmers to host Technology Demonstration Farm events under the Dairy Replacement Heifer Rearing theme.

Group bookings must be made through CAFRE.
Telephone: 028 9442 6790
Email: kt.admin@daera-ni.gov.uk

Rex Wilson TDF Farmer

Rex Wilson – Cookstown, Co. Tyrone

The Wilson family farm comprises of 180 Holstein Friesian cows, in an all year round calving system. In recent years the focus has been calving heifers into the herd at 24 months of age. This has been achieved by attention to detail in all stages of calf rearing, and monitoring performance through regular weighing. Recently the farm invested in new calf housing.

Tom Craig

Tom Craig – Limavady, Co. Derry/Londonderry

The Craig family farm comprises of over 250 Holstein Friesian cows, in an autumn/winter calving system. As Heifer rearing is the second largest annual expense after feeding, the farm has focused on calving heifers at 24 months of age.  This has been achieved by attention to detail in all stages of calf rearing, with a particular focus on calf nutrition and health.

Part of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme in the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
The European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development
Rural Development Programme