Ross Logan, in partnership with his parents James and Anne, farms Hillend which is a 112 ha dairy unit located just outside the village of Clackmannan. The farm is owned by the family.
The Logan’s milk 110 Holstein cows achieving an average yield of 9000 l/cow/annum. The herd is on an all year round calving pattern with home bred replacements entering the herd. Male calves are finished on-farm and sold live at the Caledonian Mart in Stirling. The cattle are housed through the winter and fed on a silage based TMR supplemented with home-grown cereals and bought-in feed. Approximately 45 ha of cereals are grown each year with the rest of the land in grass for silage production and summer grazing.
Ross and his family have volunteered to work with SRUC as a Climate Change Focus Farm. Over the three year initiative, with help from SRUC, industry specialists and neighbouring farmers, Ross and the farm discussion group will consider practical ways to profit from improved farm efficiency which in turn can reduce the farm carbon footprint.
How can you benefit from work at Hillend?
Reducing the farm carbon footprint can save you money. Covering topics ranging from reducing farm energy use to maximizing livestock profitability, a series of on-farm discussion group meetings and visits are planned to help you revisit practical ways to benefit the farm business and share tips and ideas with others.
Meetings are free to attend and all farmers are welcome.
Find out more about what's happening at Hillend
Hillend Dairy Case Study (695.28 KB, PDF)
Hillend: Precision technology in dairy farming - Feb 2018 (1.17 MB pdf)
Hillend: Northern Ireland Learning Journey - March 2017 (1.41 MB, PDF)
Hillend: Milk markets & farm soils - March 2016 (1 MB, PDF)
Hillend: Are Thin Cows Lame, or Are Lame Cows Thin? - Feb 2016 (1.12 MB, PDF)
Hillend: Blood testing in the herd - Jan 2016 (832.02 KB, PDF)
Hillend: Improving efficiency - cow diets and performance - Dec 2015 (453.36 KB, PDF)
Hillend: Managing Fertility and Getting Cows in Calf - Oct 2015 (1.04 MB, PDF)
Hillend: ‘A Learning Journey’ to Hillhead of Covington - Oct 2015 (443.26 KB, PDF)
Hillend: Getting More from Grass - March 2015 (1.2 MB, PDF)
Hillend: Improving Profitability - Feb 2015 (1.11 MB, PDF)