Case Studies

22 January 2018

Achieving Excellence in Fresh Cows with Dr Gordie Jones

For five years, Gordie managed the 3,500-cow herd on a 72-point rotary with 300+ calvings per month. Gordie has over 25 years’ experience in veterinary dairy practice and nutrition consulting, as well as designing and managing the Fair Oaks Dairy, Indiana of 65,000 cows. This webinar, organised by AHDB in Great Britian, focused on achieving […]

16 January 2018

Family Farm Dyson (Holly Green Farm): zero mortality rate dairy cattle

A family dairy farm with a zero mortality target for replacement heifers and a low carbon footprint has become a EuroDairy pilot farm sharing best practice across the EU. Neil and Jane Dyson own Holly Green Farm in Buckinghamshire, a farm which has been in Jane’s family for 100 years. Their attention to detail drives […]

18 December 2017

Houghton Lodge Farm: keeping tight control of costs is crucial

Eurodairy pilot farm, Houghton Lodge in Leicestershire, was a redundant dairy unit until Evolution Farming and Farmcare Limited invested £1 million of seed capital in 2016. The money has been spent on farm infrastructure including two 24:48 swing over parlours, reseeding of ground previously laid to arable and laying 20,000 sleepers for cow tracks. Run […]

15 December 2017

Sharing dairy knowledge across Europe

Eurodairy pilot farm Quicke’s of Home Farm in Newton St Cyres, Devon hosted a visit by the European Dairy Farmers (EDF) in October. They discussed their journey from high yielding Holsteins to cross-bred cows to produce their award winning cheese and their decision to move to two units milking spring and autumn block herds. The […]

12 December 2017

Technical leaflet: don’t be afraid of milk price volatility!

Dairy farmers are often confronted with substantial changes in the prices they receive for their milk. When you have a look at the milk prices of the last decade, it’s clear that all dairy farmers have to deal with fluctuating prices. The cause of this phenomenon? ‘Fluid milk and most dairy products have an ‘inelastic’ […]