First Welsh Strategic Dairy farm announced

24 Jun 2019

Rhual Dairy in Flintshire has been named as the first AHDB strategic dairy farm in Wales.

Run by John and Anna Booth, as part of a shared farming partnership, the all-year-round calving 336-cow herd will host on-farm events, sharing best practice as well as technical and financial performance against AHDB’s key performance indicators for other all-year-round-calving herds.

Business goals

“We are hoping that becoming a strategic farm will enable us to pay more attention to key performance indicators and help us achieve our business goals, through listening to other producers and other industry professionals,” says John Booth.

Rhual Dairy is the first strategic dairy farm to be recruited in Wales, as part of the Dairy Improvement Programme. This is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

First event

Rhual Dairy will be hosting their first on-farm event on June 26. where the Booths will give an overview of their farm, including a tour, as well as sharing their current technical and financial performance and how they plan to improve.

To find out more and to book your place, visit