Godro Issue 9

Published 7 November 11

issue 9 godro

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Lameness incidence in dairy cattle has increased since records began, therefore in this issue Nick Bell from the Royal Veterinary College reviews some of the challenges faced by farmers looking to keep lameness at very low levels. DairyCo extension officer Richard Davies also reports of the ambitious thinking his discussion group encountered during a recent study tour to Denmark. Cow comfort is fundamental to cow health and fertility so inside we look at how cubicle design and lying surface can have an influence on cow performance.  Also with tax allowances on machinery set to change from April 2012, accountant Siôn Roberts explains why now could be the best time to invest in new machinery.