AHDB Dairy news archive
- Archive: Breeding Case Study - Tom King11 December 2009
Tom King and his father, Alan, manage one of the highest production herds in the UK. Their Profitable Lifetime Index is in the country’s top one percent; their type is high; their replacement rates are impressive and their cell counts are breathtakingly low. Ann Hardy went to their farm in Dorset to discuss the breeding policy which they believe is critical to their performance.
- Archive: Focus on Foot Condition to Reduce Lameness8 December 2009
Dairy farmers should focus now on improving dairy cow foot condition to reduce lameness and cut treatment costs in their dairy herds over the housing period this winter.
- Archive: First Milk’s chairman to replace the chief executive4 December 2009
On 4 December First Milk’s chairman Bill Mustoe has taken over with immediate effect the position of chief executive.
- Archive: Health and welfare at the heart of Scottish dairy3 December 2009
The Scottish inaugural Dairy Health and Welfare Conference has put cow care at the very heart of Scottish milk production..
- Archive: Managing Autumn & WInter Grass - Richard Butter 2 December 2009
Controlling grass growth over winter is important if farmers are to avoid having poor quality at turnout due to excess growth or a cover that is too high. Excess growth going through the winter may mean poor quality at turnout and too high a cover with the result that the first grazing fails to achieve a good residual and utilisation.
- Archive: Get more from your staff through better management and motivation1 December 2009
Dairy farmers could get much more from their staff through better management and motivation, according to delegates at a recent DairyCo training course. With many units growing in size and labour, farmers and herd managers are spending an increasing amount of time handling staff instead of cows.
- Archive: Victory for aspiring athlete at the lord mayor’s mile race24 November 2009
Young athlete, Peter Chambers 14 from South Norwood in London, took first place in his age category in the recent Lord Mayors’ Mile Race in London. Peter lined up amongst some of the best young runners in London in a one mile race around a loop from Mansion House to St Paul’s.
- Archive: Calving Ease and 2010 Changes23 November 2009
Vets, farmers and breeding specialists all agree that avoiding difficult calvings should be a target when making both breeding and management decisions, with the welfare costs to the animal and the financial costs to the farmer of a difficult calving each taking a heavy toll.
- Archive: First Milk reduced its shareholding in Wiseman from 15% to 10%20 November 2009
First Milk reduced its shareholding in Wiseman from 15% to 10%
- Archive: Dairy Crest, Robert Wiseman and Milk Link interim reults 200917 November 2009
Three of Britain's biggest milk buyers have released interim results for the first six months of the 2009/10 financial period.