Potstown Farm Hosts Dairy Open Day
Aug 11, 2017
Potstown Farm located in Middlebie, Lockerbie is hosting a dairy open day on Thursday 24th August, 2017 from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Potstown Farm is a modern dairy enterprise
Potstown Farm is a modern dairy enterprise located in Middlebie, Lockerbie. They currently milk 230 cows with 4 Lely Robots in a fully housed system.
They purchased the first two Lely robots in Dec 2012 and put them into an existing building. In September 2014, we started to build on a new dairy housing unit, which we completed in June 2015; they purchased 2 new robots and moved the 2 existing robots into the new shed.
Cow comfort is a priority
In 2014, they purchased a neighbouring farm comprising of 218 acres, bringing the total land block up to 395 acres. The farm has heavy soil and the cows are housed all year round, so comfort was a priority when it came to the new dairy unit we created for them at Potstown Farm. Grass silage is fed all year round and no other crops are grown on the farm.
New dairy housing at Potstown Farm
In 2014, we completed the new dairy housing unit with 240 EASYFIX flexible cubicles and 50mm double foam mattresses, which were supplied by JSF Fencing.
Prior to the new dairy housing unit, they noticed cows picking up injuries in their existing steel cubicles. They researched a number of options for the new dairy housing unit before they decided to go with EASYFIX flexible cubicles and 50 mm foam mattresses in the new build. When we created new housing facilities it allowed them to increase cow numbers to 230 cows with further plans to expand to between 250 – 270 cows.
Owen Family hosts Open Day at Potstown Farm
The Owen Family is hosting a Farm Open Day at Potstown Farm on Thursday 24th August 2017 from 10am – 2pm.
Our team will be there along with representatives from EASYFIX, Lely and JSF and Owen Farm Services to discuss options for robotic milking and dairy housing solutions.
If you have any queries on dairy housing solutions contact us.
All are welcome!