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12 Nov 2019
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Farmer Focus: Quintrell Jerseys, Cornwall

The Quintrell Herd was established in 1975 by John and Jenny Colwell when they gained their first Cornwall Council tenancy at Quintrell Downs near Newquay. Managed full time by son

12 Nov 2019
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Farmer Focus: Firm of C & L Mair, Dumfries

In 1971 Townhead Farm was purchased by Colin Mair’s father and now Colin and his wife Loraine milk 250 cows, of which two thirds are Holstein and one third Ayrshire. They use the C

Testing for Johne's Disease

Johne’s disease is a fatal wasting disease of cattle, and is an increasing problem on farms across the UK. Dan Humphries from Leonard, Lambert & May Farm Veterinary Surgeons gives

29 Oct 2019
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ICAR Certificate of Quality

The International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) is the global standard for livestock data. CIS have been awarded with the ICAR CoQ since it began in 2006. The CIS laborator

29 Oct 2019
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CIS Breeding Insight from Michael Whittaker

CIS Head of Processing & Project Manager Michael Whittaker has looked back at data trends over the last 5 years for CIS milk recorded herds. Despite herd sizes increasing animal br

29 Oct 2019
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A Simple Solution for Monitoring Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases can have a negative impact on both the health and productivity of your dairy herd. Read more...