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

Dairy Skills Initiative is a win-win

Just as Channel 4's 'First Time Farmers' programme returns for a second series, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) has collaborated with local educational bodies to launch the 'Dairy Skills Initiative'. This innovative project offers school-leavers a 12-week placement on a local dairy farm. It's a great opportunity to open youngsters' eyes to dairy farming as a viable career – and it's at no cost to the host farmer.

08/22/2014 14:39:09

Webinars: Providing technical information at your convenience

DairyCo continually looks to provide engaging and convenient ways to share its technical information with levy payers and industry partners. Over the last 12 months, DairyCo’s webinars have proven to be a popular, innovative and successful method of doing this.

08/19/2014 12:35:51

EU Commission steps up market monitoring measures following Russian food ban

Following an emergency meeting on 14 August, the European Commission has confirmed there will be a reinforced market monitoring mechanism in order to establish the full impact of the Russian ban.

08/15/2014 11:17:09