Millands Farm

Name:
Wallace Hendrie
Location:
Ayrshire
Farm sectors:
Dairy
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About Millands Farm

  • Strategic Dairy Farm since October 2020
  • Spring block calving herd of 600 Holstein Friesian cow milked twice a day
  • 5,400 litres per cow @ 4.2% fat, 3.5% protein
  • 71% of cows and heifers calved within the first 6 weeks 
  • Housed mid-October to mid-March

Follow our journey if you are interested in:

  • Managing forage-based large spring block calving herd of Holstein Friesian cows
  • Improving fertility driving the empty rate to below 10%
  • Improving grass growth grazing
  • Improving your soil health
  • Increasing youngstock growth rates
  • Improving dairy profitability

Overview

Wallace and James Hendrie and their family have been dairy farming in Ayrshire for over 250 years. They operate two spring calving herds totaling 600 Holstein Friesian cows milking twice daily.

Our farm

Milland’s Farm is based in the beautiful county of Ayrshire near the west coast of Scotland. The farm consists of 345ha of land.

Our herd

The herd is currently made up of two units totaling 600 Holstein Friesian cows achieving 5,400 litres of milk per cow per year at an average of 4.2% butterfat and 3.5% protein. Of that 3,575 litres are from forage. The herd is milked twice per day and is housed between mid-October and mid-March. They have a replace rate of 32% and rear all their own replacements. 71% of cows and heifers calve within the first six weeks.

Our journey

Over the next three years, Wallace and James want to concentrate mainly on the fertility of the herd and aim to get the empty rate to below 10%.  They also wish to improve grass growth rates and quality whilst reducing inputs, drive youngstock growth rates, and concentrate on herd genetics

Review our key performance indicators here

Learn more about our progress, farm updates, and access event learnings by clicking on 'see more' below... 

Millands Farm event learning and key takeaway messages:

October 28th - Millands Farm Launch Webinar - Wallace and James Hendrie are joined by over 100 farmers online as they provide a thorough overview of their farm.

Meet the Hendrie's Interview - Find out more about the Hendrie's and their ambitions as Strategic Dairy Farmers over the next three years.

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Wallace Hendrie

'Our family has farmed these lands for over 250 years but there is always something new to learn or action that helps to continually drive performance'

Wallace Hendrie

'Our family has farmed these lands for over 250 years but there is always something new to learn or action that helps to continually drive performance'

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