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Farmer Focus: Stephen Bone

5 years ago, Stephen decided to start regular milk testing with the intention of identifying the level of Johne’s in the herd with the long term aim of controlling and eradicatin

BMC 2016 delegates: Helping Shape the future of Dry Cow Therapy

Anonymous survey of farmers attitudes to selective dry cow therapy

21 Nov 2016

Time is running out for free data uploads to BVDFree England’s database

English cattle farmers have until the end of the year to benefit from free uploads of BVD test results to the BVDFree England database.

03 Nov 2016

gCOMPLETE for the future

gCOMPLETE for the future Taking forward the family business, which his father Martin started from scratch, is the aim of James Evans of Priddbwll Mawr, Llangedwyn, near Oswestry.

01 Nov 2016

The Value of Pedigree

Q & A with Mark Davis, Kivells. We spoke to Mark Davis from Kivells to find out the value of pedigree in animals going to market. Mark, who operates from the Exeter Livestock Ce

10 Oct 2016

The Cost of Rearing

Recent estimates of the cost of rearing have ranged from £1,000 to £1,500 and tend to average around £1,200. But to create a more accurate estimate and address an absence of definitive GB data on current heifer rearing practices and costs of rearing. AHDB Dairy funded a survey of 102 dairy farms across England, Scotland and Wales.