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Calf pilot plans solutions for end of bull calf euthanasia

As changes to Red Tractor standards loom, an on-farm pilot initiative is tackling the key challenges of breeding, rearing and marketing.

Morrisons’ decision to scrap use-by dates on milk ‘welcome news’ for dairy

The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has welcomed the retailer’s decision to tackle food waste by swapping use-by dates for best before on the majority of its own-brand milk.

Tackling tick-borne disease

With risk of tick-borne diseases changing as new seasonal and geographical patterns emerge, Ruminant Health and Welfare (RH&W) has brought together a new online resource to help farmers and vets to tackle these diseases.

Farm turns around high SCC by tackling dry period infections

Last year, Adrian Bland of Ninezergh Farm began taking steps to tackle increasingly high somatic cell counts in his 120-cow milking herd. Just over a year on, he took part in a recent AHDB webinar to explain the farm’s progress.

Extra Measures Put in Place to Make Dairy-Tech 2022 Covid-Secure

Extra measures are being implemented for Dairy-Tech 2022 held on 2nd February to ensure it is Covid-secure.  

Defra and Innovate UK recognise potential of chemical-free disinfection in dairy parlours

A grant is available for award-winning ozone disinfection technology that promises to offer a safer, more effective and more environmentally friendly solution – with benefits for milk quality, mastitis rates and money-saving.

Cutting stress can reduce pneumonia risk this winter

Simple steps can have a big impact in the avoidance of pneumonia during winter housing, and taken early, can drastically cut potential losses. Kat Baxter-Smith, MSD veterinary advisor for ruminants, shares her recommendations alongside tenant dairy farmer and Disease? Not On My Farm! ambassador, William Westacott.

New generation of calf follow-on milks launches

In a move to better address the nutritional needs of young calves, Cargill is introducing a new range of follow-on calf milks, sold under the NeoMilk brand.

Grassland management at the forefront of Aberdeen Angus system

At the award-winning Trefnant Hall Farm, making the most of every sward is the priority for creating a profitable beef and sheep enterprise.

Dairy supply chain “must deliver”, says NFUS

At a time when milk volumes are reducing and on farm costs rising, NFU Scotland’s Milk Committee chair Gary Mitchell is telling the supply chain to act now and send greater confidence back down the chain to primary producers in the form of increased farmgate milk prices.

UK dairy roadmap announces historic net zero climate ambition

The UK Dairy Roadmap initiative has launched its climate ambition for the dairy sector, announcing historic and ambitious commitments to improve the sustainability of dairy.

Milking focus: The importance of automation

Automation technology that is reliable, upgradeable and simple to use is proving to be a big drawcard crucial for the future of dairy farming.

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