Technical Services

AHDB Dairy offers a range of technical services to assist dairy farmers with a variety of on farm issues. From health & welfare related problems such as mastitis and lameness, to farm management assistance, our technical services offer, evidence based, practical support & advice that can deliver positive results.

Products & Services

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Mastitis Control Plan

A detailed survey of the farm is undertaken along with analysing milk bacteriology, disease patterns from monthly milk recording, somatic cell count data and clinical mastitis information.

Healthy Feet Programme

Lameness includes any abnormality which causes a cow to change the way that she walks, and can be caused by a range of foot and leg conditions, themselves caused by disease, management or environmental factors.

Planning for Profit

What If & Planning for Profit are AHDB Dairy’s planning workshops for dairy farmers, who will get a chance to work through real financial and physical management and nutritional scenarios for their businesses.

Herd Genetic Reports

Herd Genetic Reports (HGRs) have been available for a number of years through AHDB Dairy, to all UK dairy farmers who milk record. HGRs allow farmers to see the genetic potential of their herd by providing information for the cows registered on their farm.

Other Services

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Extension Team

Knowledge Exchange officers are an integral part of the AHDB Dairy team. They are the first point of contact for dairy farmers on technical dairying topics.

Forage for Knowledge

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Latest News

  • GB dairy producers estimated at 8,820

    Our most recent survey of major milk buyers suggests there are currently an estimated 8,820 dairy producers in GB. This is a reduction of 30-35 producers (0.4%) compared with February this year when we completed the first survey. 23 October 2019
  • Small decline in GDT Price Index

    Despite the reduced purchasing power of Chinese buyers, and higher product availability, the GDT Price Index fell by only 0.4% in the latest trading event. 4 September 2019
  • June sees drop off in dairy trade

    In June, dairy imports fell across the board with a year on year decrease of 40% for butter, 13% for Cheddar and 9% for speciality cheeses. 22 August 2019
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