Contact the Team
Meet the team in your area
Introducing the team in your area
Every member of the DairyCo extension team has a passion for farming and enjoys helping dairy farmers get the most from their levy.
Our team all have farming and agricultural experience to help deliver best practice techniques in a clear and practical way, for example the DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan and the DairyCo Mobility Score.
What's coming up?
- Purpose: Jamie Robertson, renowned expert from Aberdeen University will discuss how to get the most out of your current buildings and main factors to be considered when planning new dairy housing.
Date: Mid November 2013
Venue: Hartpury College Dairy Unit
For more information please contact Andy Dodd on 07759 586321 or Andrew.email@example.com
- Amy Fawcett will be holding open meetings in the Nottingham and Huddersfield areas on Economic Calf and Heifer rearing.
BVD Open Meeting in October, more details to follow. Christoph Goetz from IDEXX will look at what Europe are doing with regards to BVD and why and how. The meeting will also focus on testing for BVD. To register interest please contact James Hague – firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince’s Dairy Initiative- PDI
The next group meeting will be a workshop on Feeding and Nutrition.
Next meeting date: Feeding & Nutrition, Thursday 27 November, 11.00 am at The Bluebell, Tissington
What's been happening?
Prince’s Dairy Initiative
The new Peak District group held its first full meeting at Tissington where they were joined by Milkbench+ regional officers Ffion Jones and Richard Meredith. The aim of the meeting was to explain how Milkbench+ works and how it can be used effectively to help farm businesses identify their strengths and areas for improvement. Ffion presented and talked through the findings, allowing group members plenty of opportunities to join in discussion. Common themes were identified which will be used partly to inform further workshop meetings. In particular feeding and feed costs came up several times during the meeting.