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

Handful of grain

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

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    The 2015 Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference will be held at One Great George Street in Westminster on Wednesday February 11 25 November 2014
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