Gillingham Grazers

Group Name-  Gillingham Grazers

Location:   Somerset/Dorset

Contact Details:    Gerard Finnan Office 01935 850093; Mobile 07976 426420; Email gerardfinnan@fcgagric.com

 

Group established 14 years ago  18 members  (140 cows- 600 cows in size) Contract farmers, tenants and owner occupiers. Meets 10 times per year, has a CFP meeting annually in January , Predominantly Spring calving with some with two blocks. Normally meet last Thursday of month. Have an annual trip away for 2-3 days to see other likeminded forward thinking dairy farmers.  Meet 11am – 3pm . Grassland management, Breeding & Cow fertility, Youngstock rearing, KPIs, Financial benchmarking,  Expansion, Cost reduction

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