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Gloucestershire dairy farmer and former AHDB Dairy board member, Keith Davis has featured in British Dairying magazine as herd manager for a spring-block calving and grazing herd at Lydney Park Farm.
But at home, Keith and his brother milk 120 high genetic merit cows and focus on making a family dairy farm profitable
Market Information, Business Management, Crisis Support
Practical on farm session aimed at farmers and herdspeople with herds that are housed for a large proportion of the year with a current or proposed robotic milking platform. The workshop is limited to a maximum of 15 attendees and will run from 10:00 – 15:00. Lunch and refreshments are included
Health Welfare and Fertility
This workshop aims to address and encourage proactive discussion about the “elephant in the room” in most agricultural or horticultural businesses; Succession Planning.
Two years ago we launched the Calf to Calving Initiative to target more heifers calving by 24 months, review the economic performance of different rearing systems and address youngstock mortality.
Calf to Calving
Join AHDB and Red Tractor for a webinar for vets on encouraging responsible use of antibiotics in the dairy, beef and lamb industries.
Cows indicate their health and comfort through behaviour, posture and by displaying physical traits. When recognised and understood, these signals will help you to optimise the health and productivity of your cows and hence the profitability of your business
This event will provide an update on work to develop a low cost production system for dairy-bred beef calves. The key elements of the system are maximising output from grazed grass and reducing wintering costs by out-wintering on fodderbeet, before finishing during their second season at grass.
Cows indicate their health and comfort through behaviour, posture and by displaying physical traits. When recognised and understood, these signals will help you to optimise the health and productivity of your cows and hence the profitability of your business.
Are you utilising your grazing to its full potential? Do you want to learn how rotational paddock grazing can improve management and cut feed costs?
Feed and Forage
AHDB Dairy will be exhibiting at the annual Gold Cup Open Day, this year held on 2017 winners, Rich and Chris Norman, farm in Leominster.
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