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DairyCo research in the spotlight

Published 22 May 15

Join DairyCo for its first Research Day in Wales and hear how you and your farm can benefit from the latest research. The event takes place on Tuesday 2 June at Manor Farm, St Clears, Carmarthen, by kind permission of Aeron and Carys Owens.

The one day event gives farmers a chance to hear about, and discuss, emerging findings from DairyCo’s latest research on a range of topics, including trials from the DairyCo Research Partnerships led by Nottingham University and SRUC.

Aeron Owens said, “The Research Day is a great chance to see what research is being funded with our levy and how it translates into a practical farm setting. Research is important to my business; we have started to use genomics, which is an exciting new technology that has come out of many years of research. I’m looking forward to hearing about the latest research into ‘rearing for the future’.”

Researchers and experts will discuss the highlights from six key topics:

  • Cow comfort 
  • Efficient grassland production 
  • Lameness
  • Making more of your protein sources 
  • Making the most of manures 
  • Rearing for the future.

Pembrokeshire farmer Tom Harris commented: “The research day at Manor Farm gives us as levy payers, the opportunity to hear about DairyCo’s latest research. Applying this research on farm is key in terms of ensuring that we, as Welsh farmers, stay competitive, which is even more paramount given the current economic climate.”

For more information or to book a place, contact Menna Davies on 07875 098173 or menna.davies@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk.

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