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Regenerative Farming

Regenerative Farming

In recent years, the term Regenerative Farming has become more widespread in its use. This interest has not only been within the industry, but regenerative agriculture ha...

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Alternatives to Soya & Palm Kernel

Alternatives to Soya & Palm Kernel

Environmental concerns surrounding the production of soya bean and palm means their use in dairy cow diets is becoming increasingly unacceptable. Some supermarkets have a...

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Maximising Cow Flow at Milking

Maximising Cow Flow at Milking

Achieving good, natural cow flow in and out of the parlour will reduce frustrations in the pit and minimise cow stress. Less requirement to push cows in for milking will ...

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November Checklist

November Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Staff Motivation & Appraisals Rodent Control Small Grant Scheme & Woodland Creation Grant Your Silage Clamp ...

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Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme – Round 3

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme – Round 3

DEFRA has announced it has opened applications for Round 3 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme. The scheme provides funding for farmers to improve the prod...

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Liver Fluke

Liver Fluke

Liver fluke is a highly pathogenic flatworm parasite called Fasciola hepatica. Infected mud snails (Galba truncatula) shed liver fluke cysts onto pasture, where cattle gr...

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October Checklist

October Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Calf Pneumonia Grazing Late Season Grass Fresh Calvers Outwintering Heifers Transitioning to the Winter Diet Thes...

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Motivating and Rewarding Staff

Motivating and Rewarding Staff

Labour is often one of the biggest sources of complaint on dairy farms. However, having a motivated team that works hard to achieve high levels of business performance ul...

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Succession Planning without a Successor

Succession Planning without a Successor

Navigating succession can be difficult and even more so if you do not have anyone to take over the business. When it comes to farmers without an immediate successor, few ...

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Bimodal Milking

Bimodal Milking

Farmers aim for a quick efficient milking. But can milking be done too quickly? This DAIRY insight explores the concept of bimodal milking and what practical actions you ...

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September Checklist

September Checklist

A round up of topical farming issues for the month of September

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Improving your Farm Profile - Website Design & Social Media

Improving your Farm Profile - Website Design & Social Media

In twenty-century Britain, all professional businesses are expected to have a web presence and farming should be no exception. Creating a website can help with the recrui...

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