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

Entrepreneurs in Dairying

The sign up deadline is fast approaching for applicants for Entrepreneurs in Dairying, the new business training programme commencing in September for aspiring dairy producers launched by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers in collaboration with DairyCo, the NFU and The Andersons Centre.

07/24/2014 11:18:17

Research Day Trenault Farm

Nearly 100 people, including dairy farmers, vets, feed and breeding companies staff, last week attended a DairyCo ‘Research Day’ in Cornwall, showcasing some of its latest Research and Development, funded by levy.

07/23/2014 10:10:47

Farmland prices continue to grow

Limited availability and strong demand have continued to boost farmland values in the first six months of 2014 although the potential of pressure on agricultural profitability is expected to dampen demand and weaken the market in the second half of the year.

07/22/2014 14:08:09