Mr Timothy Downes
Dairy Farmer

Tim and Louise farm in partnership with Tim’s parent, milking 500 organic cows across two herds in Shropshire, spring calving and supplying OMSCo for the US Premium market. The herd is predominantly crossbred Irish and New Zealand Friesian and Norwegian Red with a smattering of Dairy Shorthorn and Fleckveih thrown in for good measure.

Winner of the 2017 Herdwise Johnes best practice award, following buying in two complete new herds in 2017 to set up a new farm 18 miles north of the main home farm.

Tim is a 2003 Nuffield scholar, sits on the RABDF and Trehane Trust committees and is an active board member for OMSCo.

Tim is a keen rower, having hung up the rugby boots a couple of years ago, and has attempted the Celtic challenge 90 mile row across the Irish Sea four times……… successful twice!