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8 Steps to Controlling Mastitis in Summer Farming Note

8 Steps to Controlling Mastitis in Summer Farming Note

Each year as the weather gets warmer, somatic cell counts increase, making mastitis in summer an area for focus. Some pasture conditions can lead to high levels of expos...

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A2 Milk Farming Note

A2 Milk Farming Note

Most herds produce milk containing two types of beta casein, A1 and A2, however there is a small minority who are intolerant to the A1 protein. A2 milk is produced by co...

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Agricultural Waste Farming Note

Agricultural Waste Farming Note

Agricultural waste is "any substance or object from premises used for agriculture or horticulture, which the holder discards, intends to discard or is obliged to discard....

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Agroforestry

Agroforestry

Tree Planting on farm could play a vital role in helping the UK dairy industry become net zero emissions by 2040. Agroforestry is not a new idea and has a long history ...

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Ammonia Emissions

Ammonia Emissions

As the biggest agricultural contributor to UK ammonia emissions, dairy farmers are under increasing pressure to improve air quality. At present we are not on track to mee...

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Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic digesters can provide an opportunity to integrate farm cropping and manure management. They can reduce energy costs, improve farm energy sustainability and the ...

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Assessing Cow Muck Farming Note

Assessing Cow Muck Farming Note

What goes in must come out! Assessing cow muck can be a useful management tool as dung consistency is a good indicator of what is happening in a cow's digestive system...

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Assisted Calving Farming Note

Assisted Calving Farming Note

Management of a cow at calving is a pivotal part of setting her up to cope with the stresses and demands of lactation. Recognising when to assist a calving cow and the ...

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Automatic Heat Detection

Automatic Heat Detection

Poor fertility is one of the largest economic problems on dairy farms. Data from Kingshay Dairy Manager puts the losses as a result of poor fertility at £197 per cow, or...

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Barrier Design Farming Note

Barrier Design Farming Note

The right trough or feed barrier is a crucial element of good feeding management. A well designed feed barrier maximises intakes, reduces wastage, minimises injuries and...

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Big Bale Silage

Big Bale Silage

Big bale silage increases flexibility on a grazing platform and creates the opportunity to make a customisable forage for animal groups. This Farming Note covers: ...

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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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