CIS Laboratory

An ICAR and UKAS accredited laboratory using innovative state of the art equipment ensuring milk recorded samples are analysed uniformly extracting a wealth of information. Results help make strategic decisions about individual cows or the whole herd. Find out more... 

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22 Oct 2018
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Farmer Focus: Bruce & Jenny Ravenhill, Umberleigh, Devon

Great Blakewell Farm is run by Bruce and Jenny Ravenhill with the help of their daughter Jessica who has recently returned from studying agriculture at university to work on the ho

22 Oct 2018
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Farmer Focus: MEM & CR Morgan, Llanrhystud, Aberystwyth

The Morgan family, mother Mary and son Rhys, have been farming in partnership at Llanrhystud near Aberystwyth for over 10 years. The Holstein herd, which comprises of 187 dairy cow

19 Oct 2018
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Getting Timing Right with Pregnancy Diagnosis in Dairy Herds

The importance of a timely pregnancy diagnosis (PD) in dairy cows is widely recognised. With conception rates regularly below 50%, it is important to recognise non-pregnant cows as early as possible in order to submit animals for re-insemination and, if necessary, veterinary treatment to achieve a pregnancy within the desired period(1). Read more...