Know How / Dairy

In a tough dairy market, with growing volatility and uncertainty, our Know How area aims to help you make your dairy business more resilient and profitable.

This is your starting point for lowering your cost of production, improving grass from forage and reducing reliance on antibiotics and improving cow health and welfare.

Key areas of focus:

  • Reducing costs to deliver a profitable business
  • Improving cow comfort, health and welfare
  • Increasing milk from forage
  • Meeting milk contract requirements
  • Breeding cows to suit your system

Latest Know How

FOOT HEALTH

Guide to tackling white line disease in cattle

White line disease is one of the most common causes of cattle lameness on farm. Farmers Weekly spoke to Hannah Fitzsimmonds, vet at LLM Farm Vets and member of VetPartners’…

BOVINE TB

4 farmers’ badger-proofing inventions help cut TB risk

Inventive farmers are mitigating the risk of bovine TB spreading from badgers to their dairy and beef cattle by devising their own obstacles to wildlife incursions. Some of the winners…

FEED AND NUTRITION

How and why to rectify trace element deficiencies in heifers

Stillbirths can be an economic and a welfare issue for dairy farmers – with losses in heifers often caused by trace element deficiencies. Farmers Weekly spoke to James Husband, vet…

BUSINESS

FAO Outlook: Increased food output met by strong demand

Early forecasts point to a resilient global food trade in 2021-22, with increased supplies met by strong demand, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).…

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