Dairy farmers warned to maintain new technology

Milking-related technology should be installed and maintained by a Parlour Safe technician to avoid disruption, the Milking Equipment Association says.

Changing cleaning practices could boost calf health – study

Over a third of samples collected from collection or feeding equipment were over the threshold for high bacterial levels and represent a significant risk to the health of calves.

First-time entrant makes the final six in Gold Cup competition

Joe Ives’ Hampshire-based herd from Herriard, Basingstoke is among those to make it through to the final of the 2020 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup competition.

Plans to phase out badger culls met with caution

Farming and veterinary groups have urged the government to ensure the efficacy of any new measures to tackle bTB, before phasing out “proven tools”.

NMR introduces new genomics portfolio

NMR is introducing its new genomic services, GeneEze, to coincide with Dairy-Tech Online in February 2021.

Anti-dairy advert criticised for “peddling misinformation”

Critics have hit back at vegan company Oatly for its “misuse of statistics” on dairy farming’s environmental impact.

Scottish farm launches its first online cattle sale

Covid-19 has prompted Ross-shire farmers the Scott family to host their own 10-day online cattle sale, following a successful ram sale last summer.

Organic herd makes gold cup final

A Devon-based organic herd, with accreditation for producing milk without antibiotics, has made it through to the final round of the 2020 NMR RABDF Gold Cup.

Farmer-led groups to combat climate change

Two new farmer-led groups are being established to develop advice and proposals to the Scottish Government on how to cut emissions and tackle climate change as reaffirmed in the recently published Climate Change Plan.

Calving: How to maximise your profitability

Continuing our calving series, large animal vet Katy Peats, of Penbode Farm Vets, offers top tips for pre- and post-calving to help you boost your profitability, stressing the importance of health and nutrition.

Calving: Common health issues to be aware of

As calving season approaches, we asked vet Katy Peats to outline the most common health issues that farmers need to be aware of.

Your calving questions answered

With calving season approaching, large animal vet Katy Peats at Penbode Farm Vets, answers questions on nutrition and common calving pitfalls.

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