British Dairying Feature April Issue: Body Condition Score
There’s nothing new about body condition scoring (BCS); it’s a practice that has been used for many years as an effective barometer of each individual cow’s nutritional needs, health and wellbeing. However, according to a recent survey carried out by Vola
How robotic milking can help dairy farmers boost yields
Amid promises of enhanced milk yields, higher milk quality, improved cow welfare and reduced farm labour, robotic milking is growing in popularity. Here’s what you need to know.
Fatty acids in feeding programmes for dairy cows
Research on individual fatty acids, the component parts of what we commonly refer to as 'fat', has increased recently and with it our understanding of the necessity to consider the type of 'fat' supplement we offer dairy cows in more detail.
Infographic: Right Fat, Right Time.
In this infographic, we discuss what fats are and how they affect your cattle. With the right fat fed at the right time, you can get the most out of your dairy cows.
How new technology is transforming dairy farming
From drone surveillance to robotic milking, a widening selection of exciting technologies are transforming dairy farming. Here are some of the most jaw-dropping innovations.
What funding is available to help dairy farmers invest in technology?
There’s some seriously exciting technology available to dairy farmers. Technology that can transform your business and enhance your profits. But it doesn’t come cheap. Here are some funding streams that could help.
EBook: Right fat, right time.
Feeding dairy cows to enhance productivity and profit.
How to improve dairy cow fertility through nutrition
Fertility in dairy cows is heavily influenced by nutrition - and getting it right is a precise science. Here are some tips to improve fertility rates in your herd.
Super greens: why silage is great for dairy cows (and dairy farmers)
Farmers have preserved pasture for animals since the 1870s. But what are the benefits of silage for dairy farmers and their cattle?
Quality in, quality out: how to get peak productivity from your dairy
Low milk yields are incredibly frustrating. But taking a holistic approach to cow welfare - from body condition to nutrition - will help to make sure your dairy herd is as productive as possible.
British Dairying feature
Historically, the US is a leader in ruminant fat research. Volac’s Dr Richard Kirkland talks to Dr Adam Lock, an associate professor specialising in fat and fatty acid nutrition in the Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University. Adam hails fr
More fat, more profit: are you feeding enough fat to your dairy herd?
Want to maximise your margins? The right type of fat can improve the health, productivity and profitability of your dairy herd. But what are the best fats to feed? When should you feed them? And how much is too much?