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An important part of being an extension officer is understanding farmers' needs and helping to identify practical and realistic tools to assist your farming business.
Our team covers areas like herd health and welfare, working with different groups and demonstrating tools such as the heifer rearing calculator, and increasing awareness of different control strategies that are available.
What's coming up?
- Planning for profit reunion
P4P all past attendees reunion – Edinburgh
Come and visit us on the DairyCo stand, find out how we can help you and what’s on offer from DairyCo in Scotland.
Northern Herdsmen on heat detection
On farm Heat detection for Brechin’s herdsmen.
Join John Cook, independent fertility specialist (formerly of Genus) for an on farm practical session, highlighting the importance of detecting heats and getting your cows in calf.
What are the most cost effective methods, how can heat detection be suited into your system and where can it go wrong?
Kindly hosted by James Stephen & family
Inch of Arnhall, Edzell, Angus DD9 7UY
Booking your place is essential, please give me a call on 07717500877 or drop an email to email@example.com
- Mastitis & milking machines
27th November, daytime
Ian Ohnstad – mastitis and milking machines
Kindly hosted by the Picken Family, Milton Farm, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4RB
Evening meeting- Ian Ohnstad, mastitis & milking machine question time
- Soils at Wynton
Friday 8 November 2013, Kindly hosted by John & Jean Steel
Wynton Farm, Strathmartine, Dundee DD3 0PT- 10.45am (11.00am start) – 2.30pm finish
Discussion group meeting, following the Brechin Monitor Farm: Super soils and Wonderful worms- Their importance in your business’ future
The objective of this meeting is to establish the value of soil value and the potential gains to be had. We have invited soil enthusiast James Bretherton (AgScope) to lead the discussion.
Please feel free to bring along soil samples of your own for a visual assessment on the day. We will be on farm for the day so please wear clean waterproofs and wrap up warm! It is hoped you will all be able to attend, to assist with catering needs could I please ask you to let me know by Wednesday 6 November - simply so we have enough food for you all.
Prince’s Dairy Initiative
Thursday 28 November, Bowfield Hotel, Howwood, Renfrewshire PA9 1DZ
Feed & Forage- cow requirements, balancing the diet, making the most of available feeds and keeping costs down.
Please get in touch with Sophie Kinnear or alternatively follow this link for more information
For more information or to get involved with a group please get in touch:
Email: Sophie.firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: 07717500877, Tel: 01786850636
What's been happening?
- Time Management
Bob Lee’s second round of management workshops.
The group focused on improving the efficiency of how they work and also on how to make the most of the 24hours we are all allocated in one day, the workshop gave a fresh perspective on how to improve to benefit your business and overall making working life that bit more productive.
- First Milk, DairyCo Mastitis Day
First Milk/DairyCo Lanarkshire discussion group heard from Ian Ohnstad of the Dairy Group with a focus on Mastitis and the DairyCo mastitis control plan.
He was on hand to answer all the questions and help move business’ forward in the fight against the costly infection that is Mastitis.
- Princes Dairy Initative
The first group meeting for the Princes Dairy Initiative in Renfrewshire was held with the group feedback on Milkbench+ reports. This highlighted all costs associated with milk production and the group discussed routes to reduce costs and highlighted Strengths and weakness’ in each other’s business’.
For more information or to get involved please give me a call on 07717500877 or contact Doreen Anderson (Milkbench+, Scotland) on 07901116454
Alternatively follow this link for more information