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The Fundamentals of Herd Improvement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In July, LIC UK, along with LIC New Zealand Markets GM and dairy farmer, Malcom Ellis, ran a series of farmer workshops, focussed on ‘Improving your herd to meet the challenges of a changing dairy industry’.

To secure a prosperous and sustainable future for our dairy farms, it is important we focus on the right things.

Key drivers of profitability include:

- managing the current cost of production and the cost of growth

- efficient utilisation of grown feed – eliminate substitution of pasture

- capitalising on cow quality – secure the opportunity in our herds

- identify what’s essential within the breeding plan – fertility, TOP, longevity and profitability

- attaining information to drive genetic gain in our herds

 

For more information or help with furthering genetic gain on your farm contact us - we are happy to help.