Dairy

  • DAIRY - Cowman's Tips - Autumn 2017

    9 Oct 2017

    Harbro Dairy Specialist, David McCarragher looks at planning ahead for the change in season. 

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  • DAIRY - Maxammon success in Norway

    9 Oct 2017

    TINE SA is Norway’s largest producer, exporter and distributor of dairy products with 11,400 members and 9,000 co-operative farms. Its aim is to provide consumers with food that provides a healthier and positive food experience. TINE is one of the oldest dairy co-operatives in Norway and is responsible for more than 90% of Norwegian milk.

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  • DAIRY - Milk Monitor Update - What is an efficient diet?

    9 Oct 2017

    When we think about improving efficiencies, the key areas that we are typically told to focus on are reducing our feed costs by using more forages and home grown feeds and buying in less concentrates to increase our margin over purchased feeds (MOPF). In reality however there is only one true measure of feed efficiency and that is money in minus money out: What are your monthly feeds cost and h...

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  • DAIRY - Maxammon Wholecrop maximises existing assets for peak performance.

    9 Oct 2017

    Scott Murchie is a third-generation dairy farmer at Gullielands Farm in Annan in Dumfriesshire, where he milks 310 dairy cows and finishes 100 black and white bulls. He also grows 100 acres of barley, all of which is used to feed the cows. Having treated grain with Maxammon for many years, for the first time last year, Scott cut the entire area as wholecrop, which he then processed with the Max...

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  • DAIRY - Putting the Rumen at the Heart of Dairy Farm Efficiency

    9 Oct 2017

    The dictionary definition of efficient reads as follows: ‘If something or someone is efficient, they are able to do tasks successfully, without wasting time or energy.’ The word efficient is regularly used when we talk about farming and farmers are often challenged to become more efficient. However, if we look at farming and milk production, we can see that through its use of technology...

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