Technical Information

AHDB Dairy offers a range of products and services to assist GB dairy farmers with a variety of technical and business management issues. From health & welfare related topics such as mastitis and lameness, to workshops on business planning, our technical services offer evidence based, practical support & advice which have been shown to deliver positive results. 

Farm Business Management

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Lean Management

AHDB Dairy’s role is to promote world class knowledge and expertise in British dairy farming. This includes taking the best management practices from other industries and sectors and using them to help our farmers profit from a sustainable future; Lean is a way of doing this.

Planning for Profit

Planning for Profit is AHDB Dairy’s planning workshop for dairy farmers, who will get a chance to work through real financial and physical management and nutritional scenarios for their businesses.

People Management

People management broadly defines the influence the farmer has over the individuals whose skills and labour are utilised in order to run the farm business efficiently.

Herd Management

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Forage for Knowledge

Forage for Knowledge is the DairyCo grass analysis project for 2015. We will be following 12 farmers across GB as they aim to get great quality and consistency for the whole grazing season.


Feeding dairy cows and young stock is one of the highest costs for milk production. There is though a large variation of feeding costs between relatively similar systems.

Genetic Evaluation

Breeding has a considerable impact on profitability, as demonstrated by the fact that 80% of the increase in milk yield over the past 20 years can be attributed to improved breeding.

Latest News

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    At this week’s Livestock Event you can find AHDB Dairy on stand AH 116. This year, we’re at a new location in the Animal Health Zone where we’ll be sharing the stand space with AHDB Beef and Lamb. 6 July 2015
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    The Discover Dairy Experience hosted by AHDB Dairy at the Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh, Scotland (Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 June) was hailed a huge success in helping promote dairy products and targeting consumer awareness of quality branded produce such as the Red Tractor. 1 July 2015
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    Managing mid-season worm pressures could have significant economic and performance benefits for dairy herds. This is the advice from the COWS industry steering group (Control of Worms Sustainably) this summer. 30 June 2015
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