Daily tasks of milking, feeding and animal management of the herd, amongst other things, give you the chance to experience certain parts of the industry that can only be found on the farm and not in a book; at only £100 for half a day, we offer a great deal!
Milking the cows
A modern computerised milking parlour by Boumatic, from USA milks 16 cows at a time, all computer linked. Installed in 1998 then upgraded in 2010 it gives a fast and efficient method of milking the cows under the least stress.
Young calves are bucket fed from birth, weaned at 7 weeks and have their first calf between two and two and a half years old, when they then enter the milking herd. Tasks to do during their first couple of years include eartagging, dehorning, worming and foot trimming.
Loved helping with the milking and the feeding of the calves.
Tania Allen from Northants
Thanks for the opportunity to share your life on the farm for a day. From start to finish, it was thoroughly enjoyable and I learnt a lot. I’ll never pick up a pint of milk in the supermarket again without thinking of you and all the hard work you do to get it there.
Les Lyon from Runcorn
General jobs throughout the year
From October til March, the focus is on looking after the animals while they are all inside. From April to September, jobs change to bringing the milking cows up from the field twice a day to be milked, to fencing fields, spreading fertiliser, harvesting grass, stacking straw bales, mucking out and other land management jobs that are required to keep the smooth running of Gorstage Green farm. In all, a 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year job!
Our Mission Statement
‘A better understanding for a better industry’