At Specialist Nutrition we don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to dairy farming. We don’t believe in shoehorning each farm into a rigid blueprint of production What we’re all about is unlocking the potential of the farm, the land, the animal and achieving the goals of the farmer by realising some of the limitations that are on that farm. But also making sure that we take advantage of some of the opportunities that are there. We hope that this series of videos will inspire people to take a look at their own enterprise. Including some of the strengths and some of the limitations. And to challenge your farm to achieve the maximum potential out of your enterprise. Follow us as we take a look around the Larkin’s farm Over the coming videos. First we’ll take a look at some of the key stats on the farm. In 2015 they moved from beef to dairy, at the time to calved down 40 heifers. The goal at the time was to make the maximum use of graze grass and also incorporate as much homegrown feeds as possible. This year the fifth season calfing cows down 145 cows will calved down, a lot of grass has been built into the system, and the vast majority of feeds used are grown on the farm. The only purchased feeds are moist feeds and soya. So the protein is the bought in feed. Last year was the fourth season in milk production and 532 kilos of milk solids were sold. Butterfat was 4.45 for the year and protein was 3.59. The calving interval was spot on target at 365 days and a 92% six-week calving rate. To learn more about the Larkin’s journey over the last five years, check out our Facebook and Twitter accounts over the coming weeks.