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 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

  • New breeding briefs launched

    DairyCo’s Breeding briefs, a guide to genetic indexes in dairy cattle has been launched. It identifies the tools of genetic improvement, so farmers can make better breeding decisions. The guide concentrates on the theory and provides tips on using breeding tools in practice and helps to pinpoint which figures to seek out and prioritise. 26 January 2015
  • DairyCo is hiring

    Would you like to join DairyCo’s team of professionals? DairyCo is now recruiting three extension officers and one technical extension officer. 23 January 2015
  • Webinar - Feeding the contemporary dairy cow

    DairyCo will be hosting a webinar with Professor Liam Sinclair on Wednesday 28 January where he will discuss the key issues farmers face when it comes to feeding today’s dairy cows. 23 January 2015
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