GC71 Gordon, Margaret and James Tweedie, South Dyke Farm, Cumbria

Gordon, Margaret and son James Tweedie milk 330 spring block calving New Zealand bred pure Friesian and Jersey cows in Eden Valley, Penrith, Cumbria. The farm has a 120ha grazing platform with support ground for Youngstock. The farm is mainly free-draining sandy soils with approximately 900mm of rainfall annually. The farm also rears 60 bulls each year for breeding and 80 beef cattle, employing 2 full time staff.