North West

Meet the team in your area

Introducing the team in your area

Our team aim to give our UK dairy farmers a voice in our open meetings providing farmers with  better value from levy.  Learning about different farmer experiences could help your farm become more efficient.

We help by providing a platform to assist farmers on aspects of farming they may find difficult to find out about. Our 'milking the grant system' open meetings have been put together to give awareness to access grants that are available to dairy farmers.

What's coming up?


Tom Goatman

For further information please contact me on 07854 508 577 or  

Jo Speed

To find out more please contact me on 07976133405 or

Tony Hoile

Contact Tony Hoile on 07500 578583 or at for more details













What's been happening?

Tony Hoile

Thursday 5th December saw Sian Bushel deliver Succession Planning Training to Dairy/Sheep farmers in the Severely Disadvantaged Area (SDA) delivery package managed by Strutt & Parker. Strutt & Parker’s Fran Branigan and Paul Dennison supported Sian – An insightful and challenging delivery – Feedback from the farmers was very positive.

12th December: Regional NFU Dairy Conference at Skipton was well attended. Two local farmers caught a lift over the dales to hear some very good speakers including Amanda Ball.  


Tom Goatman

Apprentice Dairy Farming Futures Group

Wednesday 26th February 2014

Neal Thornber from The Dairy Group spoke to the apprentice’s on the topic of parlour maintenance and milking routine in successful mastitis management.  This was an excellent meeting, key areas for discussion included ensuring unit air bleeds are clear and that the vacuum gauge and regulator are in good condition and operating correctly.

To get involved - If you would be interested in getting involved and/or starting your own discussion group please contact me on 07854 508 577 or


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