The drying off process is a very important process that takes place at the end of lactation. By recording a cows’ dry off date you are completing her lactation on your HerdPlus reports. In doing so her lactation details will be available for pedigree certificates, sales catalogues and your Annual Report.
In recent years we have added two new elements to the programme. Firstly, a Dairy Beef section to progeny test high Dairy Beef Index bulls which are suitable for use on dairy cows. A Terminal section which contains beef bulls deemed suitable for use on suckler cows to produce profitable animals for sale or slaughter has also been added. (more…)
The New Year brings fitness regimes, dry January and many many resolutions! Sometimes it can be hard to settle back in after a festive season of indulgence. With resolutions in mind, we take a look at 5 things for dairy farmers to consider this year. (more…)
Contract rearing involves the movement of replacement heifers from the owner’s farm for rearing on contract by another farmer. Dairy farmers contract out the rearing of their dairy heifers to maximise land on their milking platforms and free up facilities and labour. (more…)