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.
With a large proportion of their surplus stock market based within Scotland, the team at Birds Hill Farm knew that moving the focus to a demonstrable herd health status was a must.
Using Genomics as a tool to benefit their business is the route being taken by CIS customer and Arla members Roger and Tom Hildreth of Curlew Fields Farm, Hessey, York. The farm,
UK Dairy Day - Statement from Richard Jones, Chief Executive of Holstein UK
CIS would like to congratulate Dorset dairy farmer Simon Bugler and father Roland on being awarded the Gold Cup at the Livestock Event.
BVD is one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. It is with this in mind that the a number of the devolved Governments have put in place eradication programm