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

Handful of grain

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 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 in Farming Wales

    Farming Wales has published a column written by Delyth Davies, head of dairy development, Wales. In the column Delyth outlines the work DairyCo undertakes. 2 March 2015
  • DairyCo Welsh conference

    ‘Communicating with the consumer’, is a keymessage at DairyCo’s annual Welsh conference which takes place Friday 6 March at William Davies Hall on the Gogerddan Campus of the University of Aberystwyth. 2 March 2015
  • Webinar - Economics of heifer rearing

    DairyCo is hosting a webinar with Alana Boulton, researcher at the Royal Veterinary College, at 19:00 on Wednesday 11 March 2015 where she will discuss the economics of heifer rearing. 26 February 2015
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