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Towards Net Zero Emissions – an introduction

Towards Net Zero Emissions – an introduction

This is the first in a series of dairy insight publications covering ‘Net Zero Emissions’. We will attempt to identify the sources of each GHG, how it may be reduced ...

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December Checklist

December Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Are You & Your Workers Falling Foul of HMRC Rules? Mastitis during the Housing Period Sheep on Tack – when is it time fo...

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Precision Chop vs Forage Wagon

Precision Chop vs Forage Wagon

Many factors determine the quality of the silage that is ultimately fed to dairy cows. The Forage Cost Report bases yield and cost values on an average of well grown crop...

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Linking Succession with Business Planning

Linking Succession with Business Planning

Business planning and succession planning are often seen as two separate topics, but fusing them together is a must if farming families want to safeguard their business...

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RESEARCH insight – Disbudding Calves

RESEARCH insight – Disbudding Calves

In recent years many papers have been published around the procedure of disbudding, the use of NSAIDs, as well as health and safety aspects - including the inhalation of ...

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November Checklist

November Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Efficient Milking Routine Winter Housing Checks Calf Pneumonia What’s in your clamp? Be Prepared for Cold Weather Is...

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Herbal Leys

Herbal Leys

Planting a diverse mix of species as part of a herbal ley could help protect farmers against increasing weather volatility, whilst benefiting soil health, extending the g...

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Keeping Bacteria Out of Milk

Keeping Bacteria Out of Milk

This issue of DAIRY insight looks at the importance of keeping bacteria out of milk, from a farm, processor and consumer point of view. It examines the main causes of hig...

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October Checklist

October Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Fluke Risk Higher this Year Nesting Scores, Knee Test & Damp Floors Planning for Turnout 2020 with Late Season Grazing ...

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Successful Transition to the Winter Diet

Successful Transition to the Winter Diet

Making sure cows are moved onto the correct winter ration will not only ensure milk production and cow health is maintained, but that the farm’s grazing covers are clos...

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NSAIDs for Pain Management in Cattle

NSAIDs for Pain Management in Cattle

Prompt recognition and treatment of disease are essential to reduce pain in cattle and promote cow welfare. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are an importan...

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No-Deal Brexit & UK Dairy

No-Deal Brexit & UK Dairy

The UK is poised to leave the EU on the 31st October. In the event of a No-Deal Brexit the UK will become a third country to the EU and trade will operate under WTO rules...

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