Are happy dairy cows more productive?
What can you do to enhance the happiness of your dairy herd? And will it have any effect on milk yield? The research may surprise you.
Meet the fats that can transform dairy cows’ productivity
In the oddly-fascinating world of fatty acids, not all fats are born equal. But when you know which fats and fatty acids are best for your dairy cows, you can transform both the productivity of your herd as well as the profits of your business.
More fat, more profit: are you feeding enough fat to your dairy herd?
Want to maximise your margins? The right type of fats 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?
No fat, less profit: the nutritional mistakes dairy farmers must avoid
Are you adding fat to your dairy herd’s diet? If not, your business could be losing thousands of pounds in lost income.
7 simple tips for dairy cow nutrition at turnout
It was a long, finger-numbing winter. But spring is finally here and it’s time for turnout. Here are seven quick tips for optimising your dairy herd’s nutrition.
Supplementing At Turnout
With improved weather conditions leading to strong grass growth and a lack of winter forage in the pit to help buffer the spring grass flush, the incidence and extent of milk fat depression is likely to be high following turnout. However, consideration of
How to protect your dairy farm from falling milk prices
Farmgate milk prices have been falling in the UK since the start of 2018. What’s causing this trend? And how can you protect your livelihood as a dairy farmer?
Protecting the Profitable Litres at Grass
Neil Birkett of Volac international was featured in British Dairying April discussing the impacts of turn out and how the change of diet can impact a dairy cows productivity if not managed properly.
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.