Know How / Dairy

In a tough dairy market, with growing volatility and uncertainty, our Know How area aims to help you make your dairy business more resilient and profitable.

This is your starting point for lowering your cost of production, improving grass from forage and reducing reliance on antibiotics and improving cow health and welfare.

Key areas of focus:

  • Reducing costs to deliver a profitable business
  • Improving cow comfort, health and welfare
  • Increasing milk from forage
  • Meeting milk contract requirements
  • Breeding cows to suit your system

Latest Know How

BREEDING AND FERTILITY

Will genomics work for my dairy herd?

Genomic testing has grown in popularity over the last five years, although is still far from the norm, with only 3% of farms undertaking tests. With superior reliability of 68%…

GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT

How hill farmers are improving upland ground and stock rates

Fencing in-bye land and rougher hill ground has enabled Scottish beef and sheep producer Alex Brewster to lift stock units by 51.2 and give up 40ha of rented ground. Since…

FEED AND NUTRITION

What causes silage clamp slippage and how to avoid it

Uneven density is the biggest cause for silage slippage in UK clamps, an AHDB-funded study has concluded. The 18-month study, which was conducted by independent consultant Dr Dave Davies of…

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