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All Things Dairy

Latest news from AHDB Dairy

 
Dairy back on TV

As part of our ongoing 'Milk Your Moments' dairy campaign, we have aired the first dairy TV advert in 20 years, featuring a selection of iconic milk adverts from over the past seven decades.

Learn more and watch the TV advert...

 
Pasture MOT 

With the average pasture yields in the UK sitting at 8 t DM/ha, there is room for improvement, with the potential to grow over 10 t DM/ha on any system. It is also key to produce high-quality pastures.

Find out how to assess your sward...

 
Calving paddocks checklist

The advantage of autumn calving is that you can calve outside and people love the logistics, says Graise Consultancy's Andre van Barneveld, but there are many variables to consider.

Read the calving paddocks checklist...

 
Meet The Farm

The Farm in Shropshire is part-owned and operated by Tim and Louise Downes and their family. Follow them to learn more about how organic management principles can benefit your soil structure and grassland management.

Explore Tim's strategic farm story...

 
Expanding network

We now have 15 strategic dairy farms representing all calving systems, giving you more opportunity to learn from farms like you.

Find a farm near you...

 
How to reduce winter feed costs

Grazing dry cows and youngstock on pasture closed and set aside for winter grazing provides an opportunity to significantly reduce winter feeding costs.

Find out how to achieve this...

 
Missed an event?

If you missed any of our recent webinars on mastitis, Johne's, fertility and more, don't worry as we've recorded them all on our new dairy events archive page.

Catch up on previous events...

 
Cutting through the uncertainty

We take a look at the challenges faced by the agricultural sector in 2020 and what the future may hold for the industry.

Read the latest Agri Market Outlook...
Listen to the podcast...

 
Exiting lockdown

Forecasting what will happen in the future is always a challenge. While some factors are broadly stable and follow recognisable patterns, others are harder to predict and have a big impact on market volatility.

Read our scenarios for exiting lockdown...

 
Changing consumer trends

It is hard to recall a time when the consumer landscape changed quite as dramatically as over these last three months of lockdown.

Learn about changing consumer trends...

 
Market indicators

Every three years we undertake a review of our market indicators to ensure they remain relevant. We are proposing some changes to AMPE and MCVE.

Find out about the proposed changes...

 
 
Breeding & Genetics

Genetics can help build milk production, health and management traits into dairy herds and drive profitability. Breeding high quality cattle using good genetics is at the heart of profitable dairy farming.  

Learn more about improving breeding...

 
New appointment

Doreen Anderson has been appointed as Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager for Dairy in Scotland. Doreen has worked with AHDB for eight years and has led a UK-wide team working across the livestock and arable sectors.  

Read about Doreen's appointment...

 
Website migration complete

We've moved all the content from our old (yellow) website to a new mobile-friendly version. Check it out for the latest technical guidance, markets, events, marketing and more.

Visit our new website...

 
Infectious diseases survey

Dairy farmers are urged to take part in a major new survey investigating their views about the control of infectious diseases in their cattle, with the chance of winning up to £100 of vouchers.

Take part in the survey...

 
 
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Find the page here...