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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DairyCo's Planning for Profit

Planning for Profit is a great way for dairy farmers to work through real financial and management scenarios for their business and test options for change.

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.

Joint Ventures

Joint ventures business structures can provide a profitable combination of skills and resources allowing all parties involved to grow in terms of business and wealth creation.

Herd Management

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Forage for Knowledge

Forage for Knowledge is the DairyCo grass analysis project for 2014. 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

Digging the dirt on soil compaction and outwintering – Report from demo farm open meeting in Cornwall.

On Tuesday 16 September over 60 farmers gathered at Trink Dairy near St Ives for a DairyCo-BGS demo farm open meeting, kindly hosted by Chris and Rachel Knowles.

09/19/2014 15:04:48

UK Dairy Day

Tomorrow, DairyCo will be at the UK Dairy Day. Together with the National Association of Cattle Foot Trimmers (NACFT), DairyCo shares a stand where you can see foot trimming and knife sharpening demonstrations.

09/16/2014 17:02:19

Grants reminder

Would you like to go to the Nuffield Annual Conference, 20 – 21 November in Kent? If you are a DairyCo levy payer or working in a levy paying company you can apply for a grant to attend.

09/11/2014 15:41:34