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 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.

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

  • Feeding the contemporary dairy cow

    The evening of January 28th saw DairyCo host a webinar on the subject of 'Nutrition of the Contemporary Dairy Cow: Research into Practice' presented by Professor Liam Sinclair of Harper Adams University. 29 January 2015
  • PSA window extended

    EU farm commissioner Phil Hogan has announced that the window for placing stock into Private Storage Aid (PSA) will be extended from February to the end of September 2015. 28 January 2015
  • The Milk Race returns – with the dairy industry cheering it on

    Gwyn Jones, DairyCo Chairman, said: “DairyCo is delighted to jointly sponsor this year’s Milk Race in Nottingham later this year. “Sport requires commitment, enthusiasm and huge energy from the competitors which is something dairy farmers know and appreciate as they go about their work in producing nutritious milk and the other dairy products millions of us enjoy every day. “The Milk Race is a popular family event in the cycling calendar and represents a good fit with DairyCo’s strategy to promote the role dairy farmers play in producing delicious milk which is an important element in many people’s diets. This year’s Milk Race will be the third year in succession the event has been run following its return to the cycling calendar in 2013. 27 January 2015
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