Lanarkshire: Growing grass, growing success with Jim Baird

Past Event - booking closed

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

10:30am - 2:30pm

Nether Affleck Farm, Lanark, South Lanarkshire

ML11 9UJ

Join us for this farm walk, hosted by Jim Baird, where we will be discussing the practical aspects of growing a successful business through producing and utilising grass and forage.   

Jim runs 230 dual purpose milkers, most are a two-way cross using black and white cows with Norwegian Red and Montbeliarde with yields of around 8300 litres.  5000 litres are coming from forage with four cuts of silage made to ensure high quality.

Organised by AHDB Dairy, BGS and LIC, discussion will include:

  • Grass – the how and the why (including infrastructure)
  • Silage making for winter milk production
  • The right cow for the system
  • Transition cow management
  • Informed decision making - the role of benchmarking in our business success

The event will conclude with a light lunch (covid restrictions allowing) and the opportunity to talk with trade sponsors.

To assist with biosecurity and conform to government guidelines please ensure outer clothing and vehicles are clean and that clean boots that can be disinfected are worn. Please note children under the age of 16 and dogs are not allowed at the event, even if they are staying in the car.

This event will be subject to local covid restrictions.

Health and Safety guidelines for AHDB Events

By registering for this event your contact details will be shared with the British Grassland Society (BGS) and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) who may be in touch via email or post about future meetings. If you don’t want your details to be shared, please let us know when you book your place. For further information please read the BGS and LIC Privacy Statement.



If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 01904 771216