dairy farming

  1. J

    Milk Vending Machine

    Hi, we are looking at setting up a milk vending machine and just want some advice if anyone has done it before. We want to know where to begin and any hurdles that people have come across or anything that they didn't expect. We have thought of a couple of locations, one of these is a large layby...
  2. D

    What’s better Trafford gold or brewers grains

    I’m looking for something to feed to the milking cows to get a bit more milk out of them but I don’t know what’s best. We usually feed wholecrop with our grass silage but we can’t open the whole crop clamp as it has 2nd and 3rd cut in it too. We aren’t using enough silage yet to open it
  3. The Business Barn

    Protecting the future of raw milk

    For those considering producing raw milk, this could be of interest... A producer alliance has been formed to safeguard the future of raw milk production. More than 170 producers in the UK currently sell raw milk direct to consumers, as a way of diversifying their farm business. However...
  4. The Business Barn

    Campaign launched to promote health benefits of cow’s milk

    A new campaign has been launched to help promote the health benefits of cow's milk to the general public. According to Jamie Oliver’s Channel 4 documentary, sales of plant-based alternatives to milk have doubled in the last five years, meanwhile, consumption of dairy in the UK has fallen by...
  5. The Business Barn

    Dairy profits recover but testing times lay ahead...

    Dairy farmers’ profits recovered in 2017/18 as milk prices returned to more sustainable levels – but the outlook for 2018/19 is far less buoyant. A recent survey by accountants and financial planners Old Mill has revealed that Old Mill and Farm Consultancy Group (FCG) clients made a profit from...
  6. Herdwatch

    Herdwatch is live in Northern Ireland

    Hi Everyone, The Herdwatch app is now available to farmers in Northern Ireland! We are fully approved by DAERA and linked with APHIS. The App allows all farmers in the Northern Ireland to record their Animal medicines for Red Tractor and FQAS, Calf birth Registrations, Breeding Records and...
  7. The Business Barn

    World's first 'floating farm' set to open...

    A Dutch property company, Beladon, is launching the world's first offshore dairy farm in the Port of Rotterdam, this year. With the aim of helping the city produce more of its own food sustainably, the farm in the middle of Rotterdam’s Merwehaven harbour will initially milk 40 Meuse-Rhine-Issel...
  8. The Business Barn

    Dairy business training programme open to applicants...

    The deadline to apply to attend a series of dairy business management classes is fast approaching. The Entrepreneurs in Dairying training programme organised jointly by RABDF, AHDB Dairy, consultancy firm Andersons and the NFU invites those with a vested interest in the industry to apply...
  9. The Business Barn

    Dairy product shortage a real risk post-Brexit...

    The UK’s largest dairy co-op Arla has warned of shortages of staple dairy products and spiralling consumer price increases post-Brexit, regardless of a hard or soft deal. In a report co-authored with the London School of Economics (LSE), titled The impact of Brexit on the UK dairy sector, the...
  10. The Business Barn

    Apparently millennials love cheese - is this an opportunity for us?

    Industry research reveals younger adults really do love cheese. While many dairy products have been under-fire recently, The Agricultural Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) has published a report highlighting how cheese bucks this trend. The findings show that 90% of households buy the...
  11. Herdwatch

    Farming Tasks: Breeding

    Good morning! Let's see if we can get a better response here :) We would like to find out how farmers on the forum are managing their breeding. As it can have a substantial impact on your farm, it usually requires reliable planning and management. So we would like to know: Around what time of...
  12. BeckyFarms

    Motivation & Staff Needs in Dairy Farming: Please spare 5 minutes to complete this Questionnaire!!

    For my dissertation at Harper Adams i'm researching what motivates dairy staff, and how managers think their staff are motivated. Aiming to align views to improve staff productivity and understandings of staff needs! Please spare 5 minutes to complete one of these questionnaires (one for either...
  13. Dairy Care Consulting

    South Wales Dairy Farmers

    Any dairy farmers in south wales area wishing to get in contact please feel free to private message or post :) or find us on facebook @dairycareconsulting
  14. Emillyq

    Complete Newbie needing some help

    Hey everyone, new to this, be gentle. My partner and i recently returned from a 4 month work experience on a small holding in Norway and fell in love with everything from the 4am starts to the 11pm finishes, the livestock, the long hard days and the bloody rewarding feeling at the end of it...
  15. J

    21 year old with no experience looking to work on a dairy farm

    Hi, i'm 21 years old, have no experience in farming, but willing to learn and help out on a dairy farm - anywhere in the UK, i do not mind. I've just graduated from university, i've been in contact with someone about an apprenticeship but i'm posting here too hoping there's somebody out there in...
  16. B

    Is the dairy industry innovative enough for today's consumer?

    Over the past couple of years the dairy industry has shown worrying levels both in its levels of production and consumption. Many critics and sceptics would argue that this is a result of consumers becoming more, dairy intolerant and ethical. Could the decline in the dairy industry really be a...
  17. farmwoody

    Dairy farmers hit back after Arla cuts April milk price - good on them!

    If it's one thing I love about farming - it's the unity! Dairy farmers across the country have been quick to hit out at Arla for the latest milk price cut. How will it affect you? Plenty of reaction to the news here...
  18. RW NZ Dairy Scholarship

    NZ Dairy Farming Scholarship

    www.richwigramnzscholarship.org Dairy Farming Scholarship to NZ, we organise and pay for flights, have a list of good progressive farmers who will give you paid work for the season (roughly June/July to March ish). Brilliant opportunity to understand the NZ dairying system, ideal way to set up...
  19. G

    Feed Efficiency Dissertation Questionnaire

    Dear Dairy Farmers, I am currently undertaking my dissertation whilst studying BSc Agriculture at the University of Reading. I am conducting a study examining feed efficiency in dairy cows. The study seeks to identify factors that vary feed efficiency within a dairy herd as well as between...
  20. J

    Calf mortality in UK farms: A study on prevalence and risk factors

    Dear Cattle farmers, Please spare 5-10 minutes of your time to help complete this short questionnaire on calf mortality. Why participate in this questionnaire? Current research on calf mortality in UK farms is limited therefore the study is hoping to gain a better understanding on a number of...

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