B A Pyne & Son – a pasteurizer, weigh crush and EID Equipment
Awarded £4,911.13 (40% of the total project costs of £12,277.82) of LEADER funding from Making it Local to purchase of a pasteurizer, weigh crush and EID Equipment to improve animal health and welfare on the farm.
The Pyne Family have farmed Pullhayes farm since 1968, they are 4th generation tenants on the farm. James and Jeannette Pyne have been sunning the farm since 2012.
The farm became organic in 1996 and they currently have a herd of 200 dairy cows. The farm is 194 hectares; they also grow some crops, with 140 hectares of grasslands.
Johnes disease is on the farm and John looked for support to invest in a pasteuriser to eliminate this, then they could also become a closed heard. They also wanted to invest in EID equipment and mobile weigh crush, which will help them to monitor the health of the animals, whilst also reducing the time taken to undertake weighing by taking the equipment to the animals.