Contract heifer rearing- a win/win for both parties?
Originally created as a way for dairy farmers to simplify their system and reduce labour requirements, contract rearing of heifers is now back in focus with pressure on nitrates and stocking rates.
17 April 2022 News
Bovine cattle herd 140,000 head higher on 1 February 2022
The increase in numbers is being underpinned by continued expansion in the dairy herd, with 49,678 more dairy cows, 45,976 more male dairy calves and 38,068 more dairy heifers on farms.
30 March 2022 Farmer Writes
Getting to the bottom of fertility issues
John Egerton has been trying to establish what might have led to a high empty rate in his autumn-calving herd
McPhillips lays it on the line for dairy farmers
After months and years of rhetoric, we finally come to a moment of reckoning for dairy expansion.
9 March 2022 Dealer
Almost 80,000 more beef cattle on farms aged 18 to 30 months
There was also 48,043 more dairy cows on farms on 1 December 2021 compared to December 2020 while suckler cow numbers fell by 31,668.
20 February 2022 News