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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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Butterfat Farming Note

Butterfat Farming Note

The financial incentive for butterfat levels is highly variable and will depend on milk contract. For most contracts, increasing butterfat percentage must not be at the ...

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Dairy Costings Focus Report 2018

Dairy Costings Focus Report 2018

The Dairy Costings Focus Report is widely known across the industry for in-depth analysis of recent trends and performance comparisons over multiple years. This year, we ...

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Fats in Rations Farming Note

Fats in Rations Farming Note

The use of fat supplements is increasingly common in UK dairy diets, particularly in TMR fed higher yielding herds. Fats have a very high energy density but are also rela...

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FPD - Freezing Point Depression

FPD - Freezing Point Depression

Freezing Point Depression (FPD) is a test used to measure extraneous water in milk. The freezing point of milk is usually in the range of -0.512oC to -0.550oC with an ave...

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Getting The Most From Your Parlour Chemicals

Getting The Most From Your Parlour Chemicals

Expanding dairy export markets and increasing consumer interest means processors are tightening up on milk quality standards, which means an effective parlour circulation...

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Maximising Returns from the Increasing Milk Price Farming Note

Maximising Returns from the Increasing Milk Price Farming Note

With milk prices finally increasing and quota less of a restriction, now could be the time to look at ways to increase litres soil and maximise returns. Balanced against ...

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Milk Protein Farming Note

Milk Protein Farming Note

Milk protein often has greater financial benefits than butterfat within payment schemes, although protein percentage is less variable and harder to manipulate. Milk prote...

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Milk Urea Farming Note

Milk Urea Farming Note

Milk urea levels can be a key indicator of how well your ration meets your cow's needs. Measuring milk ureas can be used to identify inefficient use of feed and subsequen...

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Minimising Bactoscans Farming Note

Minimising Bactoscans Farming Note

Keeping on top of milk bactoscan levels is an all year round task, although levels are higher in the housed period. Dairy farmers should aim to have bactoscan levels belo...

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Promoting Milk

Promoting Milk

Promoting milk to the public is something that both industry organisations and individual farmers can – and many say, should – be doing. This insight publication look...

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