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Dealing with Hot Weather

Dealing with Hot Weather

The UK does not often experience the hot temperatures currently being faced, and the duration of the heat is almost unprecedented. So what additional considerations need ...

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Holding Effective Meetings

Holding Effective Meetings

Holding regular team meetings to discuss and review business aims and objectives are a must for any modern dairy farm. Routinely involving the whole farm team in meetings...

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July Checklist

July Checklist

This month we look at: Forward Buying of Winter Feed Mycoplasma bovis Options for Wholecrop Clean Air Strategy Autumn Reseeding   These...

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Selecting Teat Dips

Selecting Teat Dips

With the latest Kingshay Dairy Focus Report putting the cost of mastitis at £290 per case, anything that can be done to prevent infection on farm is a must. Teat disinfe...

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Dry Period Length

Dry Period Length

The optimal dry period length between lactations in dairy cows has been debated for many years. Traditionally, an 8-week dry period was considered the ideal duration - ba...

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The Impact of Heat Stress on UK Milk Production and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from the Dairy Industry

The Impact of Heat Stress on UK Milk Production and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from the Dairy Industry

This is the second issue of our new publication, RESEARCH insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for you...

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June Checklist

June Checklist

June Checklist This month’s checklist covers: Mid-season Grazing Management Managing Autumn Calvers & Standing Hay Heat Detection at Grass Fly Control ...

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Reducing bTB Transmission on Farm

Reducing bTB Transmission on Farm

The spread of bovine TB (bTB) on farm can potentially be reduced by adopting certain management practices. Transmission risks for bTB include infected wildlife (particula...

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Cow Brushes

Cow Brushes

Cow brushes not only help to fulfil the cow’s natural desire to scratch, but could also lead to a 1-litre a cow a day uplift in milk yield, along with less disease and ...

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Minimising Silage Losses

Minimising Silage Losses

Wastage in silage making is inevitable – but careful management can reduce losses significantly, resulting in considerable cost savings and markedly improved silage qua...

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May Checklist

May Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Time to Review Your Housing Responsible Use of Antibiotics - Red Tractor Update Balancing Grass and Silage Start Planning Now f...

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Bovine TB Dairy Insight

Bovine TB Dairy Insight

Bovine TB (bTB) continues to be a major problem with approximately 11% of herds in England affected by bTB in 2017. The latest DEFRA statistics show there were 3,824 new ...

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