KNOCK CROSS MONTBELIARDES

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE FARM ....

- We consider herd health very importnat to this end we are currently tissue tagging for BVD, the herd is BVD and IBR vaccinated, we are in a 4 yr TB area,
tests for Johnes and are members of the SAC Premium Herd Health Scheme.

- The herd was established in 2002 when we restocked post Foot and Mouth and were looking for a durable hard working breed which would milk well on the hard farm, we are are capacity with 100 head averaging over 8000kg rolling average at 4.33% fat and 3.39% protein.

- For us the Montbeliarde breed offers a milky cow, with the added benefit of cull cow value and bull calves rear on well.

- We welcome visitors at any time and usually have both male and female breeding stock for sale. Your interest is appreciated.

- The herd is 100% Jura-Betail pure Montbeliarde.

- We are easily accessible from the M6, A66 corridor and appreciate your interest.

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..... SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015 AT KNOCK CROSS

The oldest cow in the herd is currently Knock Cross Becus Elizabeth who is projected to over 10,000kg again this lactation having already yielded 8025kg in 215 days, she's last recorded at 35.4 litres at 3.43% fat and 3.6% protein.

Another popular old girl is Parc Davers Loupe who was one of our original purchases from Cornwall. At 14 years of age she has yielded over 90 T lifetime, with her most recent lactation being 9130kg.

We've calved 20 heifers this Spring and Summer
Best among them are Knock Cross Luxer Guiniver who recorded at 31.8kg at 3.97% fat and 3.23% protein and is projected to over 7000kg in her 1st and Knock Cross Giro Glycine who recorded at 36.2kg at 4.3% fat and 3.73% protein, projected to 8468kg she has given 3617kg in 105 days so far.


Gary and Kate Simpson & Family

KNOCK CROSS FARM ~ LONG MARTON ~ APPLEBY ~ CUMBRIA~ CA16 6DT

Contact us on 01768 361946 or 07790 078372