Mole Valley Farmers is introducing a new initiative aimed at helping dairy producers to identify farm bottlenecks and increase the profitability of their herds.
Source: Cornish Times
Lifetime Dairy is a consultation-style service, which looks at the four main stages of the cow’s life; the calf, the heifer, the transition cow and the lactating animal.
Tom Hough,head of nutrition and technical services for Mole Valley Farmers, said: “We ask questions about key business drivers such as; could you reduce age at first calving? Is calving interval under control? Is the dry period well managed? And when do your cows break even? Only 23% of farmers achieve profit during the first lactation so there’s huge scope for improvement.”
molevalleyfarmers.com/lifetime has details.