Byretown Farm

Byretown Farm
Byretown, Lanark
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Farm Size: 
Byretown Farm is a tenanted dairy and livestock farm extending to 400 acres.The farm has 300 head of cattle, 180 of which are milking cows while the remaining 120 head are young stock. There are also approximately 100 acres of spring barley grown on the farm.
Details of Farmer: 
Alan Trainer
Details of Project: 

 Alan Trainer has recently installed a biomass boiler which currently supplies both the farmhouse building and dairy processes with heat and hot water. Space heating for the dairy parlour is planned to be added in to the system by May 2014.

The boiler has a side-opening front door and is manually loaded with fuel on a once-daily basis, using a tractor with a forklift attachment to lift a pallet of logs directly into the boiler.

Fallen timber from around the farm is the main fuel for the boiler, Alan also collects fallen fallen wood from his neighbours. The wood is split by a local contractor for roughly £15 a tonne.

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