DairyCo Business Groups

DairyCo Business Groups are discussion groups, designed to tackle and resolve many of the common issues from milk production.

Every group that is formed comes together with a common link between the members. For most of the groups this means that they all supply milk to the same co-op or processor, or have common farming systems or feeding systems.

Each group is facilitated by a DairyCo extension officer with specialist training to help farmers get the most out of the meetings.

The groups meet four or eight times a year - normally in the middle of the day to fit in with milking.

DairyCo Dairy Business Groups are already helping hundreds of dairy farmers to save money:

  • £10,000s saved by electricity contract changes
  • At least 50 bore holes drilled/researched
  • £1120 saved per farm through better slurry management
  • Increase in milk price obtained through milk produced closer to contract between 0.5ppl and 1ppl
  • Reduction in mastitis through improved cubicle management
  • £1000s per farm saved through improved milk quality
  • Comparison of silage producing costs justifying use of contractors
  • Increased profits through better grass and forage management

If you want to know more about joining your local DairyCo Business Group, please contact your extension officer.


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