We have just received our 100 tonne special Holstein ‘Journal’ today and found that our Sandisfarne herd is number one herd in the UK for the highest number of cows that have achieved lifetime yields of over 100 tonnes!
Today we have 78 cows that have given over 100 tonnes since 2000, 15 are actually milking in the herd at the moment!
It has been worked out that our herd contributes some 3% of these LP100 cows to the national total….. There is no special treatment to any individual here, we do not have loose boxes or individual housing, no individual feeding, until the ‘Out of Parlour’ feeders were put in this Christmas!
It is the survival of the fittest.