New House Farm

Name:
Neil Brown
Location:
Ludlow
Farm sectors:
Beef & Lamb
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About New House Farm

  • 129 ha land comprises of sheep and beef enterprise
  • Ewe numbers: 800 North Country mules and Suffolks crosses
  • Ram breeds: Suffolk, Texel cross, Charollais and Blue Texel
  • Replacement strategy: Suffolk crosses are home bred and NEMSA mules bought in
  • Cattle numbers and breeds: 25 Continental crosses
  • Neil aims to improve his grassland management and improve worm control protocol

Beef & Lamb Strategic Farmer Neil Brown, New House Farm

New House Farm is one of the new Beef & Lamb strategic farms and is managed by Neil Brown. Along with his father, Neil runs a mixed beef and sheep enterprise in south Shropshire which has been a family owned farm for over 80 years.

Neil said: “I became a partner in the business four years ago which has allowed me to play a bigger role in the decision making.

“I applied to become a Strategic Farm to better my business strategies and ensure future-proofing during the uncertain times ahead. I hope to improve my grassland management to reduce purchased feed costs, improve worm control and stock the farm efficiently. I’ve recently invested in EID technology and hope, with the support of the Strategic Farm programme, to use this more effectively in monitoring lamb growth rates and flock production. I also hope to gain knowledge from experts and meet like-minded people through the programme.” 


Additional resources

Neil Brown Strategic farm – Data driven decisions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5SyUNf8-28&t=11s

Spring 2020 Video: Beef & lamb Strategic Farm, Neil Brown updates on project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FaX8Dof-ls

Podcast: Beef & Lamb Strategic Farmer activity update https://audioboom.com/posts/7605335-beef-lamb-strategic-farmer-activity-update

Webinar: AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm: Focusing on forage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXdF1a7MrL4&t=8s

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Neil Brown

Neil Brown

Neil farms with his father, Lewis at the family farm in Ludlow, Shropshire.

Upcoming Meetings

6 June 2022, 12:30 PM - 6 June 2022, 3:30 PM

New House Farm, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2BG

Effective worm control is vital in any profitable sheep system. Lambs with even a modest worm burden, with no clinical signs of infection, can have reduced performance and increased costs.

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