OUR CROSSBRED COWS

At Splattenridden we a herd of 300 crossbred cows grazing grass for a minimum of 9 per year, utilising home grown forage in the winter months.

Crossing breeds produces a healthy cow with good hybrid vigour and the best traits from both breeds are combined to produce a superior, more efficient cow – such as feed efficiency, high milk solids, excellent fertility and calving ease.

AUTUMN-CALVING SYSTEM

We use an Autumn-calving system here to rear our cows. The systems allows for calving outdoors, at a more favourable time or year.

Outdoor calving has many benefits, the main one being health. It also means our weaned heifers are better able to utilise the grass.

FRESH MILK AND CHEDDAR SUPPLY

The combination of crossbred cattle and the favourable, autumn calving systems means our cows and are able to produce the highest quality of fresh milk.

This fresh milk is then used to make Cathedral Chedder at Davidstow.

Please do get in touch if you would like more information on our farm or to discuss stocking our produce.