Thursday 14 June 2018

The Leen, Pembridge, Leominster, HR6 9HN

This year's Gold Cup Open Day takes place at The Leen and is hosted by brothers Rich and Chris Norman.

The farm is the first of its type to win the prestigious Gold Cup award since the remit for the competition was widened to include the whole range of dairy systems now in use.

It is a free entry event and all pre-registered visitors will receive a free bacon roll on arrival, courtesy of Kite Consulting.

The full programme will be confirmed shortly but the day will follow the structure below:

10.30:  Gates open

11.15:  RABDF welcome, Matthew Knight

11.20:  Introduction to the farm, Rich and Chris Norman

11.35:  Future market predictions, Chris Walkland

11.45:  Talks begin

(these will be situated at stations around the farm and will be repeated every hour until 13.45)

Topics:  

  • The Leen's Business - structure and opportunity: Tony Evans, The Andersons Centre
  • Key drivers of business performance: Moana Puha, LIC
  • M.M.F.I - the four letters that determine the success of your team: Paul Harris, Real Success
  • Linking your farm with the environment: Kate Speke-Adams, Wye and Usk Foundation

There will also be the chance to see the farms' other enterprises including:

  • The 580 crossbred NZ, Friesian and Jersey herd
  • 200,000 bird broiler unit
  • Anaerobic digester
  • Cow Pows
  • The weigher
  • Pasture management
  • Slurry system
  • A wide range of trade exhibitors
  • Average pasture cover competition

 

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