Revised genetic index will help increase cow lifespans
The genetic index which predicts dairy cattle lifespan has been revamped to make it more accurate and indicate longevity in additional days rather than lactations
Opportunity for dairy farms to help reduce phosphorus loss
The University of Reading, in collaboration with Harper Adams University, is running a project looking at reducing phosphorus losses and is searching for dairy farms across the GB to participate
Doubling milk from forage
One Wiltshire dairy farm has managed to double its milk from forage by changing seven, set-stocked fields into a 34 ha grazing platform comprising 22 paddocks for its 130 Holstein Friesians
IDF debunks myths about dairy and sugar
Issues pertaining to body weight and obesity can sometimes be attributed to the consumption of milk and other dairy products, due to their apparent high sugar content. The 2019 International Dairy Federation(IDF) World Dairy Summit addressed the latest science on dairy and sugar in our diets.
Diabetes ‘can be kept at bay with a glass of milk every day’
Drinking milk at breakfast time cuts the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, research suggests.
New dairy cattle breeding method increases genetic selection efficiency
Brazilian scientists at São Paulo State University (UNESP) collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a dairy cattle breeding method that adds a new parameter to genetic selection and conserves or even improves a population’s genetic diversity
Beef farmers – need some help this summer?by Simon Gee
French students seek internships on UK beef farms