of herd improvement
‘Improving your herd to meet the challenges of a changing
dairy industry’ will be the subject of a series of farmer
workshops being held across the country in July.
Maristow's Gnatts Monitor Farm
Progress Report 14 June
With the end of mating in sight at Gnatts Farm, heifer BSCs are looking good,
paddocks are doing well despite wet conditions and fertility submission
rate is at 86%, which is positive but there's still room for improvement
SGL Hereford - meet the
people behind the bulls
Behind every good bull there’s an innovative
breeder with a story and LIC’s Short Gestation
Length (SGL) Hereford team is no exception.
How to use a
A plate meter is an easy and efficient tool to help make those
all important pasture management decisions on your farm
Check out our quick and informative "how to" video.
Three quick questions to
consider before you stop AI
The natural mating period follows AI on most farms,
but do service bulls really provide you with enough
bull power to get your cows back in calf?
Read how two Irish farmers made the move from milking
70 cows to 200 successfully with the use of
easy-care, efficient and fertile crossbreds.
The Importance of
Body Condition Score
LIC Farmwise consultant, Darren Sutton, discusses what
you should be thinking about to ensure cow condition is
protected through autumn and winter
Terms and Conditions
LIC UK has undergone a few changes over the
last few months as we look at better ways to
support our farmers in the UK and Ireland.
Get MORE with
the Short Straw
With bulls selectively bred to shorten gestation length
up to 10 days, your cows get more time to recover, more
chance of getting back in calf and more days in milk.