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- Get cows on the right track this spring
- Out-wintering pads a viable option for some, concludes research
- Dairy Monitor farm meeting attracts over 100
- New dairy monitor farms in Scotland
- Get the upper crust with slurry
- DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan training in Glasgow
- Taking the heat out of farm energy costs
- SAC awarded contract for DairyCo genetic evaluation services
- Monitor farmers aim to optimise performance of new shed
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- Monitor farmers aim to optimise performance of new shed 30 March 2010
The potential benefits to farm businesses of being involved in the monitor farm programme, were evident again this week, when close to one hundred farmers and industry representatives attended the initial meeting of the new southwest Scotland dairy monitor farm run by the Fleming family at Hillhead, Kirkpatrick-Fleming in Dumfriesshire.
- SAC awarded contract for DairyCo genetic evaluation services25 March 2010
DairyCo has awarded the genetic evaluation services contract to SAC following a European tender process. The contract will run for an initial period of five years, starting in April 2010.
- DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan training in Glasgow17 March 2010
DairyCo will be running the next Mastitis Control Plan training course for vets and consultants in Glasgow. The two day course will take place on 20 May and 1 July. Training will be open to advisors and veterinary surgeons who can implement the plan with their clients.
- Taking the heat out of farm energy costs17 March 2010
Installing a heat recovery unit (HRU) can help dairy farmers reduce water heating costs by up to 50 per cent by maximising the energy efficiency of milk cooling and water heating, according to DairyCo research.
- Get the upper crust with slurry11 March 2010
Allowing a crust to form on a slurry lagoon or tank is a cost-free method of reducing emissions while storing manure and slurry, and will help get more nutrients from your muck into your soils and crops, according to the latest information from DairyCo. “Allowing a crust to form on your slurry was previously considered poor management,” says DairyCo extension officer Chris Coxon
- Get cows on the right track this spring9 March 2010
Cow tracks should be seen as a crucial part of your farm infrastructure according to DairyCo extension officer Piers Badnell.
- Out-wintering pads a viable option for some4 March 2010
Out-wintering pads (OWPs) offer a sustainable alternative to out-wintering livestock on grassland and a reduced cost alternative to conventional housing, according to a three year project part funded by DairyCo and EBLEX under the LINK Research Programme.
- Monitor farm meeting attracts over 1004 March 2010
The surge of interest among Scotland’s farmers in the opportunity monitor farms present in terms of business efficiency, was evident today (4 March) at the first meeting of the Central Scotland dairy monitor farm. More than 100 farmers and industry representatives, from as far afield as Dumfries-shire, attended the initial meeting hosted by the Milne family of Carcary Farms, near Brechin in Angus.
- New dairy monitor farms in Scotland3 March 2010
DairyCo and QMS have announced the selection of two new dairy monitor farms, covering South West Scotland and Central Scotland. Two inspiring young dairy farmers have been selected. William Fleming of Hillhead, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfriesshire is the new dairy monitor farm for South West Scotland, and Sandy Milne of Carcary Farms, Brechin, Angus is the farm selected to represent Central/North Scotland.