Dan runs 2 organic dairy farms on contract farming agreements, supplying milk to Mcdonalds through Arla. Before returning to farming aged 30, Dan lived and worked in London, working in sales and marketing roles. Both farms are autumn calving and aim to make the most from home grown forage, grazing and ensiling herbal leys.
Cockhaise Farm is his family farm run alongside his Father, Jeremy, whilst Bore Place Farm is run in partnership with the Commonwork Organic Trust, an organisation which aims to connect people of all ages to the food they eat and the countryside around them. Daniel recently completed his Nuffield Scholarship with his report entitled “Regenerative Agriculture – How to make the change happen”. The report looked at the challenges faced in changing the way you farm and how to broaden it’s appeal to a greater number of farmers.
Dan Lives with his wife Emma and 3 children, Lizzie (12), Molly (9) and Tom (7).
Join the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association looking at the case for regenerative, pasture-fed dairy farming. In this session, we hear from farmers who are in the process of making changes, or who have managed to transition fully to 100% pasture-fed practices. We discuss the issues holding back the sector that have emerged from studies carried out […]
Making regenerative farming work for your business? Using tissue/sap testing to monitor and reduce inputs, create the optimum regenerative dairy farming system, reducing artificial fertiliser inputs on grassland and using biological products to best effect? These are just a handful of questions that our arable and livestock AHDB Strategic and Monitor Farmers are discussing on-farm […]