Dairy Cows return to Newton Rigg
Newton Rigg
When York-based Askham Bryan College’s Liz Philip and her team made their pitch to take over Newton Rigg College, Penrith, in December 2010 they pledged they would bring back the dairy cows. [read article]

Strickley Dairy Shorthorns
A pedigree Dairy Shorthorn herd which dates back 100 years is perfectly suited to the management system on an organic farm on the edge of the Lake District. [read article]

Luings Help Wildlife
Outwintered Luing cattle play a major role in managing wildlife habitats on a farming and sporting estate in South Lakeland. [read article]

Farlam Jerseys
Selective breeding for milk quality helps ensure the viability of a Cumbrian family’s herd of 80 Jersey cows. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Farlam herd. [read article]

Dunnerdale Holsteins
Genetics coupled with attention to detail in day to day management earned Dunnerdale Holsteins top honours in a revived dairy production competition. [read article]

Milking Ayrshires Pays Off
A decision to go against the trend and milk Ayrshire cattle 12 years ago is paying off for a Cumbrian family. Frank and Margaret Mattinson decided to re-establish a dairy herd in 2001 after a 12 year break. [read article]

Askerton Castle Belted Galloways
Askerton Castle Belties
When Jane Eden and her partner Chris Evans began farming almost by default they quickly decided that traditional breeds would be perfectly suited to turning the rough hill pasture of the Askerton Castle Estate into quality meat. [read article]

Polled Charolais could be the future
Polled cattle could be the future of the Charolais breed according to Steve Nesbitt whose family’s Alwent herd goes back more than three decades. [read article]

New Automatic Heat Detection System
Speeding up genetic progress through AI and embryo transfer in the quest to improve the pedigree Limousin herd has been greatly assisted by a new automatic heat detection system on a County Durham farm. [read article]

Flexible Poll Dorset
Flexible Poll Dorset ewes are allowing a Cumbrian farming couple to cut their flock numbers by half, yet still produce a similar number of lambs. Mark and Karen Hodgson farm two tenanted holdings in West Cumbria. [read article]

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