Dairy cows. © Tim Scrivener
All-year-round calving systems can be very profitable but, if not optimised, users may benefit from the efficiencies and focus of switching to autumn block calving, believes AHDB Dairy. Currently, 81% of UK dairies are all-year-round calving and only 8% characterised as autumn-block calving. Those considering the switch and those already practising autumn-block calving are advised not to chase yields. See also: How to budget for the switch to autumn calving Instead, they are being encouraged to breed and manage for […]