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Good grassland management begins underground: the right soil structure, pH and nutrient supply must all be in place
Feed and Forage
Nationally calf rearing losses are still running at too high a level. Join AHDB Dairy and Farming Connect to discuss calf nutrition and management up to weaning, and how ventilation, moisture, humidity and temperature impacts on calf health and performance.
Calf to Calving
Review of Heifers now they are milking.
Health Welfare and Fertility, Calf to Calving
Fertility is one of the major factors affecting the profitability of any dairy herd and can account for one of the major costs on farm, but especially so with a block calving system. You are invited to our next Strategic Dairy Farm meeting where we will look at which factors influence fertility.
Business Management, Health Welfare and Fertility
Slurry, farmyard manure and dirty water are all valuable by-products of dairy farms. The recently refreshed AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) shows that muck is worth £9.20/tonne and a cubic metre of slurry has a value of £3.20 in NPK alone.
Lameness is recognised as high welfare issue on farm and impacts on production, fertility and staff morale.
Health Welfare and Fertility
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