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.
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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.
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.
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 (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.
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 is the AHDB Dairy grass analysis project for 2015. We will be following 13 farmers across GB as they aim to get great quality and consistency for the whole grazing season.
Feeding and nutrition is one of the most important factors in efficient dairy production. It represents the highest cost in producing a litre of milk. Feeding and nutrition is fundamentally affected by the type of system a farm chooses to run.
Grass represents the highest volume and the cheapest form of feed in the dairy ration, how it is used and managed varies greatly according to the farm system.
- 16 January 2017
- 16 January 2017
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