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

Farm research day

DairyCo, the levy funded independent organisation for British dairy farmers, is discussing out wintering cattle and assessing and alleviating soil compaction at the DairyCo-British Grassland Society (BGS) Demo Farm day at Trink Dairy, between Hayle and St Ives, Cornwall, on Tuesday 16 September.

08/29/2014 15:56:38

Para professional/industry mobility scoring training

On Thursday 25 September DairyCo is running a workshop looking at the why, when and how of mobility scoring using the DairyCo Mobility Score at Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester from 9:30 – 14:00.

08/28/2014 16:07:27

How Lean is your dairy management?

With the volatility of the markets we operate in being evident, it is vital to ensure our farming processes are doing their best for us. Lean management is one principle which is used in manufacturing operations but has now been proven to benefit dairy farms.

08/27/2014 15:48:05