Maximising Efficiencies in Dairy Farming (Inverurie)


This on-farm event is aimed at dairy farmers in the local area to help focus their attention on improving their business efficiency, and keep them abreast of the latest research available.

A focus on winter rationing and nutritional management for the milking herd by Lorna MacPherson highlights where improvements in feeding and management can be made to maximise milking performance whilst maintaining health and welfare.  Phil McIntosh (the farm vet) will discuss reducing losses in heifer rearing, which is an area of significant financial loss on many farms. Mike Coffey will discuss the benefits of genomics in dairy farming for improved selection of replacements and genetic progress. Genomics allows rapidly improvement in genetic progress and farmers must keep up to date with developments in this area to improve the genetic status of their herd and overall business efficiency.

A talk by David Lawson on the interim results of sulphur fertiliser trials, also highlights latest research to help maximise grass potential, hence reducing farmers carbon footprint.

As lunch is provided booking is essential.

Please remember to wear clean clothes and footwear suitable for disinfection.

Organiser: Ewan Johnston


Bookings are no longer available for this event.