College unveils new buildings

First published in Farming

TWO new livestock buildings have been unveiled at Bishop Burton College, near Beverley.

The £150,000-plus investment will increase the efficiency and profitability of the dairy enterprise and enable the expansion of the college’s sucker herd. One will house dairy heifers and the other is a new calf-rearing building.

Colin Dennis, the college’s farm director, said: “We have taken a lot of expert advice and the technical specifications of the buildings are really interesting.

“Just like any other farms in the ‘real world’ ours has to show a profit – Bishop Burton is one of only a very small handful of college farms to be run on a commercial basis.”

The new sheds have freed up space for the expansion of the college’s suckler herd, the foundation of which is its own dairy-bred Limousincross heifers.

Mr Dennis and his team have bought in some Hereford suckler heifers and already have a Limousin and a Hereford bull.

The college has also just taken delivery of 20 new insulated pig arcs.

Jeanette Dawson, principal and chief executive of the College, said: “The fact that every college farm decision is made with the bottom line in mind is something that makes me incredibly proud.”

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