Calving is always a frenetic time of year but our meticulous planning and dedication from the team helped see us through. It was more logistical than ever with the onset of social distancing rules but I was delighted with the efforts of our guys. The cows are in great health and fine condition for another year ahead.
March saw it go from wet to dry quite quickly and also heralded a drop in the milk price. However, we are pleased with the work done by Arla on our behalf which mitigated the impact on us. They managed the flow of milk from the food service industry which closed down, across to retail outlets which the public needed when the lockdown took effect.
We have also been running a beef unit this year alongside the dairy which has been a big challenge but an immensely rewarding one. It saw a new team come in alongside our existing staff and they have dovetailed well.