The aim for the farm is not to expand cow numbers as land is not available to do so, but to become as efficient and cost effective as possible, whilst taking the most out of the cows and making the best of every cubicle space.
We are at the maximum cow numbers for our land available and will now start to try to market genetics and gain extra income from stock sales.
Ongoing on farm, the plan will be to automate mundane tasks, where possible with the introduction of robot scrapers and feed pushers.
Technology will be used with sorting gates installed and weigh bridges with foot recognition to pick up on health aspects like cows dropping weight or going lame, so that intervention can be taken before the problem progresses.
Another wind turbine will be erected and possibly solar panels and an anaerobic digester, to diversify from the increasingly volatile global milk market, and to off set the farms carbon footprint.