275: Grazing a high yielding dairy herd
Written by AHDB
Grazing dairy cows is nothing new so you might wonder why there is so much focus on it in the dairy sector. The influence of the New Zealand style system over recent years can’t be denied – however, grass can also form a vital part of our...
Ok guys, on our new farm we have a smart meter and I am struggling to believe it. It reckons we are using 120 to 140 kWh a day to milk 250 cows and cool 6000 litres a day of milk. We have a variable speed vacuum pump and heat exchangers. Seems a lot to me.
how does that compare to you guys?
Have a few spare bulling heifers, can’t decide wether to sell now or serve and either sell in calf or fresh calved. Could do without the work, but not sure if you get their value back selling at this age,
Written by Agriland Team
From a maternal aspect, where artificial insemination (AI) is being used on the farm, the opportunity to breed the desired females through AI sires has been aided by the use of sexed or sorted semen.
The breeding season brings with it an opportunity to enhance the...
Written by William Kellett
Dairy farmers can now access flexible finance to ease cashflow at challenging times of the year, following the launch of Oxbury’s Flexi-Credit Milk Cheque.
Operating in a similar way to an overdraft, but easier to set up and on more competitive terms, Flexi-Credit...