The Taylor family have been farming at Stryt Fawr for over 40 years. In the foothills of the Clywdian Range in North Wales the 100 strong herd consists of mainly Brown Swiss cattle. The herd supply Arla and a small portion of the milk goes to the farms other public facing business ‘Chilly Cow Ice Cream’.
As demand for dairy bull calves declined, there needed to be a change in focus as to how the closed herd created its replacements. As such since 2019 have used Sexed Brown Swiss Genetics from Genus ABS. Results have been fantastic on farm with almost 70% conception with Proven Brown Swiss sire Shiloh Brookings Cadence who’s sexed semen is produced using the same technology as our Holstein Sexcel Semen.
‘I like the range of sires that Genus ABS have, their French and American sires offer it all, Cell count improvement, reasonable production with the all-important fat and protein. But also, improvements in terms of udders and feet and legs. Exactly what we want!’ States David Taylor.
Chilly Cow ice cream is distributed by businesses across North Wales and is also sold via an online subscription service and from the farm in an honesty box.