New Farm Information Centre website for DairyCo

Published 9 September 09

New Farm Information Centre website for DairyCo

DairyCo has set out to change the way it communicates online with its new website at www.dairyco.org.uk.  The website has been re-designed and structured and aims to become a one-stop shop for farmers and industry professionals wanting the latest up-to-date advice and information on all things dairy.

The popular Datum website now sits alongside the Farming Information Centre, an area which has information and details on all DairyCo activity, from practical aspects of farm management, DairyCo tools, information on current research projects, business and labour management, and animal health and welfare.

"Our aim is to be the first place that farmers can come to find information on any aspect of dairy farming that they need," explains Philippa Stagg, DairyCo head of communications.  "We know the web is becoming an important tool for many of our levy payers and the new site should make it even easier to access our information.  We have an ongoing plan of adding to and improving the site so we're always open to suggestions and feedback!" 

Farmers can use the interactive map on the home page to find their nearest extension officer and see what events and open meetings are taking place in their area, and the online library makes downloading DairyCo publications fast and simple, and ordering publications that can't be downloaded a straightforward process.

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Date 09 Sept 09

 

For further information:

N:        Helen Bond

T:        02476 478696

E:        helen.bond@dairyco.org.uk

 

Notes for Editors:

 

DairyCo is a division of the statutory levy board, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

 

DairyCo's current focus is on improving the profitability of dairy farming by focusing on four specific areas:

  • Provision of high quality market information to help farmers and their representatives make the most of dairy markets and opportunities.
  • Helping dairy farmers increase their profits while meeting regulatory and environmental requirements - through the provision of world class research programmes and practical on-farm tools and services
  • Helping promote the positive perception of dairy farming with the general public.
  • The development of DairyCo activities towards a self-sustaining model.

 

DairyCo is funded entirely by milk producers, via a statutory levy on all milk sold off-farm, at the rate of 0.06p per litre.  This provides an annual income of around £6.5m.