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03 August, 2021

UK Dairy Day


Working to the conditions of the land is a top priority for Tom Jones and his family who enjoy running Trelay Farm on the elevated terrain of Davistow in north Cornwall.

“We’re about 1000 feet above sea level, we get high rainfall, we catch the wind and it’s very much like we’re working in the clouds.

“But all that rain allows us to grow a lot of grass, to grow our cows, which are outdoors from February to the end of October, early November.

“We produce what we can off the grass and just like to keep things simple.”

Keeping it simple was the key when the family came to upgrade the farm’s tired 20x40-point herringbone milking system in 2021.

Tom is a third generation farmer on Trelay Farm and he works the property with his father Chris, mum Jackie and his wife Clare. They also have two part-time workers and a few relief milkers.