Charles Goadby

Charles Goadby

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Dairy (housed)

Charles farms in partnership with his two brothers. They milk 350 Holstein cows, housed all year round. The farm grows wheat, oilseed rape, oats, barley, potatoes and maize on 1,300 acres (526 hectares).

All calves are kept on the farm, including bull calves. Males are reared for meat and taken through to slaughter, while female replacements join the milking herd.

The cows are kept indoors all year round and are fed a diet of maize and grass silage, along with specially bought-in 'straights'. These are individual feed ingredients such as soya, which are mixed into the feed ration.

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Charles ran his first marathon in 2016 and completed his first triathlon in 2018, despite not being able to swim six months before he signed up for it. He volunteers for the local agricultural society and judges farms and crops in local competitions. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with his two children, aged 9 and 10.