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Thermoduric Bacteria

Thermoduric Bacteria

A growing number of milk processors are testing milk for thermoduric bacteria and penalising for counts above >500 cfu/ml. With high counts associated with milk quality a...

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March Checklist

March Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Grazing Plans Disrupted by Wet Weather Key Dates for RPA Environmental Land Management Scheme Pneumonia Weather These Checkl...

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Lameness & Behaviour in Dairy Cows

Lameness & Behaviour in Dairy Cows

Lameness is a costly disease in dairy herds with each case estimated to cost £196 - for treatment costs, labour, loss of milk production, loss of fertility and culling. ...

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Maximising the Value of Every Calf

Maximising the Value of Every Calf

An increasing number of processors are introducing plans to encourage farmers to phase out calf euthanasia of healthy, young bull calves. Such a move is undoubtedly the r...

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Towards Net Zero Emissions – Nitrogen Oxides

Towards Net Zero Emissions – Nitrogen Oxides

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

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Farm Protocols

Farm Protocols

A successful dairy farming business strives for outstanding performance and this can be achieved through consistent and accurate work practices. Maintaining standards acr...

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Towards Net Zero Emissions – Methane

Towards Net Zero Emissions – Methane

This is the third in the series of dairy insight publications covering ‘Net Zero Emissions’ where we will attempt to identify the sources of each GHG, how it may be r...

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January Checklist

January Checklist

The January checklist covers: Perfect Preparation – Nutrient Management Plans If you could replace the worst 10% of cows in your herd, how much extra profit could...

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Towards Net Zero Emissions – Carbon Dioxide

Towards Net Zero Emissions – Carbon Dioxide

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

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Farm Health & Safety

Farm Health & Safety

As an industry, agriculture is by far the worst offender when it comes to health & safety. Our industry represents 1.2% of the British workforce, but accounts for 20% of ...

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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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