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 2013. We will be following 10 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 at Grassland & Muck

Get advice from Dr Paul Hargreaves on how to improve and maintain healthy soils at this year’s Grassland & Muck event on the DairyCo stand.

04/23/2014 11:01:52

DairyCo sponsors Dairy Farmer of the Year 2014

Could you be the next Dairy Farmer of the Year winner? If so, time is of the essence as the deadline for entries is Wednesday 30 April at midnight.

04/23/2014 10:41:25

Dairy Farmer of the Year 2013 Farm Open Day

DairyCo is working closely with the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers to run a packed and interesting agenda for this Open Day in Dumfries on Wednesday 7 May, at Crichton Royal Farm by kind permission of Dairy Farmer of the Year, Hugh McClymont.

04/22/2014 12:19:14