Animal Health & Welfare

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The health and welfare of all animals in the dairy herd is paramount for profitable and efficient milk production.

Ensuring that cows are happy and healthy will improve fertility, yield, longevity and disease resistance as well as reducing costs. There are also increasing pressures and regulations to ensure the already high standards that exist in the UK are maintained and increased.

AHDB Dairy has a range of tools and information that can help dairy farmers; from the AHDB Dairy mobility scoring system to the A-Z disease index.

Please see the Library or if you would like to know more please contact your local extension officer.