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All Things Dairy

Latest news from AHDB Dairy

 
Networks expansion

Honeypot Farm became our 16th strategic farm last month. Learn about their move from all-year-round to autumn calving, setting up a new greenfield unit and aspirations for a tight six-week block.

Read a summary...
Watch the launch webinar...

 
Optimising age at first calving 

Monthly weighing heifers has helped Wrexham dairy farmer Richard Evans bring down the average age of first calving by nine months leading to a significant cost saving.

Find out how he achieved this...

 
Breeding the next generation

Keith Gue tells us about identifying his herd's strengths and weaknesses, setting goals, priorities and developing traits at Huddelstone Farmers.

Watch his story...
Listen to the podcast...

 
 
Milk Your Moments

While the main campaign has now drawn to a close, you can still follow activity on social media.

Follow on Facebook
Follow on Instagram

 
Reducing coronavirus spread from farm visits

As lockdown eases, farm visitors pose a significant coronavirus transmission risk, so taking sensible precautions enables them to come on your farm safely and minimise the risk of catching COVID-19.

Read our top tips...

 
Summer newsletter

We've put together the summer edition of our regular newsletter featuring articles on our marketing campaign, strategic farms, genetics, lameness and more.

Read the newsletter online...

 
Clean out month

Andre Van Barneveld from Graise Consultancy joins us for the first of our autumn technical videos, looking at how to make best use of late season grazing and set up pasture ready for next spring.

Listen to his advice...

 
Forage for Knowledge contributors

Sam Alexander is managing 340 Kiwi crosses in mid-Wales in her first year as a grassland manager, while Phil Asbury has been measuring grass for 13 years for his 212-cow spring block herd in Cheshire.

Read Sam's story...
Read Phil's story...

 
Missed an event?

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

Catch up on previous events...

 
Secure your straw

Livestock farmers are encouraged to forward buy or secure their straw requirement, or look at alternative bedding options for this coming winter, as straw yields could be back.

Read about different bedding options...

 
Profit from pasture

Making the best use of your cows’ forage hectares can help make your herd more profitable, as herds with higher milk solids per hectare tend to make more profit.

Find out how to achieve this...

 
Takeaways back in growth

After initial declines at the start of lockdown the takeaway market has returned to its pre-COVID high. 

Learn what has caused the growth...

 
Driving efficiency

We're expanding our GrowSave scheme to include dairy, which will help drive on-farm efficiency. 

Find out more about the scheme...

 
Richard Soffe granted voting rights

Following approval by the Secretary of State and ministers from the devolved administrations, Richard Soffe, Interim Dairy Board Chair, has been granted full voting rights on the main AHDB Board.  

Learn more about Richard...

 
Entrepreneurs in Dairying

The business training programme for aspiring dairying producers will be delivered virtually this year, so anyone from anywhere in the UK can sign up.  

Learn more about the programme...

 
Women in Dairy

The annual conference will be taking place virtually via Zoom on 30 September 2020, featuring speakers delivering inspiration and practical advice.  

Find out more and book tickets...