Woodhead Farm is a 180 cow dairy near Newmilns in Ayrshire, owned and run by John Kerr and his family.
The farm covers 141 hectares with access to additional rented land. Cropping is predominantly grass, with 16 ha of wholecrop. There is also 12 ha of farm woodland.
John is keen to do what he can to improve profitability and reduce costs at Woodhead and has volunteered to work with SRUC as a Climate Change Focus Farm. Over the three year initiative, John will explore practical steps to benefit the farm business and reduce the farm carbon footprint.
How can you benefit from work at Woodhead?
Reducing the farm carbon footprint can save you money. A series of on-farm meetings looking at practical ways to improve production are underway at Woodhead; they are free to attend and all farmers are welcome.
Find out more about what's happening at Woodhead Farm
Woodhead Dairy Case Study (929.15 KB, PDF)
Woodhead: Cow health & comfort in your shed - Feb 2017 (1.61 MB, PDF)
Woodhead: Energy efficiency on a shoestring budget - Oct 2016 (1.21 MB, PDF)
Woodhead: Managing the dairy herd - March 2016 (1.07 MB, PDF)
Woodhead: Improving fertiliser usage - Feb 2016 (368.45 KB, PDF)
Woodhead: Making big decisions - Jan 2016 (743.75 KB, PDF)
Woodhead: Managing fertility and getting cows in calf - Sept 2015 (825.7 KB, PDF)
Woodhead: Getting calves off to a good start (224 KB, PDF)
Woodhead: Profiting from Pasture - March 2015 (1.07 MB, PDF)
Woodhead: Profiting from Improved Efficiency - Sept 2014 (657.23 KB, PDF)