Wiltshire: Wolfhall Farm Strategic Dairy Farm launch

Past Event - booking closed

Wednesday, 15 May 2024

10:30am - 2:30pm

Wolfhall Farm, Burbage, Marlborough, Wiltshire


Join us for an on-farm meeting to launch our new Strategic Dairy Farm, Wolfhall Farm, run by Antony Mitchell and Tom Blanchard.

The day will feature a tour of the farm and an opportunity to find out more from the team about their operation, performance figures and goals for the next three years.

This event will cover

  • How a focus on grazing infrastructure and a flexible approach to forage crops has maximised grazing days
  • Why the farm is changing from spring calving-dominated split block to an autumn dominated split block system
  • What type of cow suits the farm and what will influence breeding decisions moving forwards

About Wolfhall Farm

Herd Manager, Anthony Mitchell and farm owner, Tom Blanchard, run a 600 cow, crossbred herd on a split-block calving system, yielding approximately 6,000 litres per cow, at 4.8% butterfat and 3.7% protein. The autumn block is served mainly to sexed semen, with beef semen only used in the spring block. Beef calves are reared to six months of age before being sold as stores. The 600 ha farm has a 175 ha grazing platform with grass, maize, fodder beet and lucerne grown to support the dairy. Wheat, barley and Oilseed Rape are also grown.