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

What is holding you back?

Dairy Farmers and Herd Managers who have to manage people to deliver results could benefit from attending this meeting, as it will give an opportunity to develop the skills to motivate yourself and your team to achieve the results that are planned for you and your business.

10/29/2014 15:12:42

DairyCo, The Dairy Council and Dairy UK join together at the Diet and Sustainability Conference

The conference tomorrow will explore key issues of sustainability in dairy production and consumption, and will deliver emerging findings from a joint research project on the nutritional, cost and environmental impacts of dairy in the UK diet.

10/28/2014 12:19:33

DairyCo Research Day success

Even ex-hurricane Gonzalo couldn’t stop over 120 dairy farmers attending the DairyCo Research Day on Tuesday (21 October) at Cheshire dairy farmer, Alistair Cliff’s farm, near a very wet and windy Chester.

10/23/2014 15:11:06