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Finnish dairy farmers visit Harper

Posted 10 November 2010

The farmers in the soil hall at Harper Adams.

A group of more than 30 dairy farmers from Finland visited Harper Adams yesterday, to learn about dairying and engineering in the UK.

The farmers, from the Savo region of Finland, enjoyed a tour of the dairy unit and engineering department at the University College in Shropshire, before travelling to JCB in Rocester. Their visit was organised by Finnish agricultural advisors, Pro-Agria.

The average dairy herd size in Finland is approximately 25 cows, so visiting the Harper dairy was of great interest. They were also impressed by Harper's strong links with industry.

Previous international visitors to Harper Adams include Serve-Ag from Tasmania and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture - who regularly receive training at the University College.

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