Michael OultonNFU Dairy Board member, East Midlands
In partnership with his wife Jo, Michael farms 450 acres of land in Derbyshire.
The farm runs a herd of 340 Holsteins and Holstein-Swedish Red crosses. The high yielders are kept inside all year round and milked three times a day whilst low yielders go out to graze in the summer. Replacement heifers are reared on farm.
Michael supplies Muller on a liquid contract. Areas of interest include animal health, particularly tackling the bTB situation, and improving the environmental performance of the dairy sector through improving water and soil quality.