Farm Walk: Red Oak Farm, Brackley, Northamptonshire.
Event Date: 15th February 2018
Owned by Owens Farms Westbury Limited the walk is being held with the kind permission of George Coles the Herd manager, and will start at 6.30pm. Sponsored by AB Vista the walk will concentrate on improving efficiencies on farm.
George was a finalist at the 2017 British Farming Awards for the prestigious “Beef Innovator of the year” award for his ability to bring new lines of cattle genetics to the UK and his use of pioneering thermal technology to assist in the running of his pedigree Simmental cattle herd.
Both Simmental and Red Aberdeen Angus are produced from a suckler herd through to finishing for a range of end markets including 16 – 22-month steers for Dawn Meats. The Red Oak Simmental herd were established in December 2014 with the purchase of Tilbrook Wander and son Forest from the Tilbrook herd while the Red Oak Red Aberdeen Angus pedigree herd was initiated in 2013 after a meeting with Ricardo Truffer, a vet and farmer from Argentina.
Embryos were imported from Mr Truffer enabling a new line of genetics to be brought to this side of Atlantic.
The Simmentals are finished between 270 – 400 kilos, while the Angus are finished between 330 – 370 kilos on a TMR grass silage-based diet.
Commenting on the farm walk, Katie Wooliscroft, secretary of the NBA Midlands committee, said “Red Oak farm is a truly exceptional unit. George’s attention to detail is second to none, utilising the latest technologies to finely tune his beef enterprise and making this the perfect farm to host this knowledge sharing event.”
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