09:00AM - 05:00PM
Stapleford Abbotts, near Romford, Essex.
The 2020 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup trophy was awarded to the Torrance family of the Curtismill pedigree Holstein herd who milk record with CIS. The Open Day will be held on 5th July at Stapleford Abbotts, near Romford, Essex.
John Torrance – who farms in partnership with father Robert, mother Janet and wife Lucy, were crowned winners at the recent Dairy-Tech event at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
The Curtismill herd comprises 670 cows and 430 followers and is part of their farming business run on 429 hectares of Crown Estate land, just inside the M25 corridor.
Ranking among the top UK herds for PLI, the family’s focus is on efficiency, and they aim to breed cows that will produce 70,000 litres of milk during an average of five lactations.
The average annual yield (September 2021) for this all-year-round calving housed herd, which is milked three times a day, was 13,700kg of milk sold, at 4.08% fat and 3.26% protein, with a calving interval of 382 days.
Visitors to the event will hear how the team’s close attention to detail in the cow environment and parlour routine and commitment to the key disease control and eradication schemes for dairy herds contributes to the low disease incidence and high health status seen in this herd.
The event is free to attend, but prior registration is required. To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/326280793637