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

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    The Australian dairy industry is expected to face further declines in milk production, according to Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report. Milk production for the season so far (July-May) is down 7.7% compared to the previous year, equivalent to a year on year reduction of 670m litres. Overall, the 2018/19 season is expected to finish 7 - 9% down on the previous season. 18 July 2019
  • Germany sees a slow recovery from drought

    In the aftermath of the hot and dry summer of 2018, German milk production only just recovered to year earlier levels in mid- February this year. 18 July 2019
  • EU short term outlook for dairy

    Rabobank's latest EU short term outlook for dairy 18 July 2019
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