Here at Bampfield Farm, Lynda and Neil are missing our guests at this time of the year.
Guests who have been before are familiar with life on the farm, however because holidays are sadly unavailable at the moment, we thought we could share some of the things that have been happening this spring.
Our 250 herd of cows have had their 6 week holiday (we give them a rest from milking) They began calving in February, March and April. Now we have 180 calves to feed.
Young dairy heifers are being fed milk in the field with our new feeding system.
After they are weaned they munch on grass and cereals.
Bampfield’s dairy herd are working hard to feed the nation.
They are in the field eating grass for 290 days of the year. Neil measures the grass on the farm each week to ensure he has enough grass to feed the cows.
Our cows eat 22 tonnes of grass a day. In a week it will be 154 Tonnes.
40,000 litres or 70,390 pints of milk have been produced this week for Arla milk co-operative.
So when you eat your cheese or pour milk on your cereals say a big thankyou to all your British farmers.
Last week we supplied 65 tonnes of free range chickens to supermarkets across the country, alongside other farmers we are doing our bit to keep the nation fed. When this challenge is over our farm holiday co-operative will be here to welcome you back into the countryside. I am sure you will join with us as we celebrate and appreciate our food as well as the environment which we strive to look after for the nation.