Technical Information

DairyCo offers a range of products and services to assist GB dairy farmers with a variety of technical and business management issues. From health & welfare related topics such as mastitis and lameness, to workshops on business planning, our technical services offer evidence based, practical support & advice which have been shown to deliver positive results. 

Farm Business Management

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Cash flow challenges

DairyCo proposes consultant support, funded through the levy, to help assess the immediate impact from the potential cash-flow challenges from the current market situation. The aim of this DairyCo offer is to help levy payers define an approach for the coming weeks and months.

DairyCo's Planning for Profit

Planning for Profit is DairyCo’s planning workshop for dairy farmers, who will get a chance to work through real financial and physical management and nutritional scenarios for their businesses.

People Management

People management broadly defines the influence the farmer has over the individuals whose skills and labour are utilised in order to run the farm business efficiently.

Herd Management

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Forage for Knowledge

Forage for Knowledge is the DairyCo grass analysis project for 2015. We will be following 12 farmers across GB as they aim to get great quality and consistency for the whole grazing season.

Feeding

Feeding dairy cows and young stock is one of the highest costs for milk production. There is though a large variation of feeding costs between relatively similar systems.

Genetic Evaluation

Breeding has a considerable impact on profitability, as demonstrated by the fact that 80% of the increase in milk yield over the past 20 years can be attributed to improved breeding.

Latest News

  • DairyCo research in the spotlight

    Join DairyCo for its first Research Day in Wales and hear how you and your farm can benefit from the latest research. The event takes place on Tuesday 2 June at Manor Farm, St Clears, Carmarthen, by kind permission of Aeron and Carys Owens. 22 May 2015
  • Dairy farming on BBC Scotland

    Scotland’s BBC Countryside magazine programme Landward recently covered aspects of the dairy sector. DairyCo is encouraging people to tune in if they missed it on Friday 15 May 2015, ahead of our attendance at Royal Highland Show. 19 May 2015
  • Webinar – concentrate supplementation strategies

    Dr Andrew Dale will be focusing on concentrate supplementation strategies for grazing dairy cows in a webinar, jointly organised by DairyCo and AgriSearch, tomorrow Wednesday 20 May at 19:00. 19 May 2015
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