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19th April, 2018

Dr Dan's Newspaper Articles

DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT IN A FODDER CRISIS

This will be a challenging year for breeding programmes for spring calving in 2019. The seeds have already been set which...
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OPTIMISING THE HEALTH TRIANGLE ON SPRING CALVING DAIRY HERDS

The workload on spring calving dairy herds has now stepped up into "sixth gear" as we approach week 5 of the calving season on...
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OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF COWS AND CALVES IN SPRING CALVING SEASON

Spring calving programmes will begin now for grass based milk production systems. The target is to have 90% of cows calved in a...
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PREPARING FOR WINTER MILK PRODUCTION IN 2018

The morning and evening hum of milking parlours harvesting milk from daily herds has ceased for a six week period. There are...
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HOUSING MANAGEMENT OF THE DAIRY HERD

The persistent wet weather over the past two months has resulted in an early winter housing period for many beef and dairy...
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PREPARING FOR A WINTER FORAGE CRISIS

The inclement weather for the past 2 months with seasonally high temperatures in October has created an impending fodder crisis...
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AVAIL OF INCREASED MILK PRICE WHILE MAINTAINING DAIRY HERD HEALTH

The dairy industry is currently experiencing a robust period of market stability and enhanced period of demand for milk...
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Optimise your future in dairying

This time of year is the least labour intensive on dairy farms. Getting relief milkers is one of the biggest challenges in...
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The Challenges of Dairy Herd Expansion

Dairy herd size in grass based milk production systems has increased significantly in the past five years. This expansion has...
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ENSURING YOUR COWS STAY IN CALF

This is a critical stage of the breeding season, the seeds have been sown to establish next year’s calf crop. The challenge...
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