• Family farm’s Waikato Supa4 system provides clean, efficient milking

    The Barnes family have been running their dairy operation in Melton Mowbray since 1940. So when it came time for the fourth generation to take over, a new dairy parlour was needed with a few specific must-have features. At the top of the list, it had to be set up for single-person milking, it had to be efficient in terms of time, labour and running costs but also it had to be a simple, reliable… ...more

  • DeLaval launches Evanza™ milking cluster

    DeLaval launch the Evanza milking cluster and cartridge in UK & Ireland. This product won a silver medal at last year’s EuroTier and reinforces DeLaval’s commitment and leadership in innovation within the dairy industry. The DeLaval Evanza milking cluster is the first cluster in the world to utilise a cartridge instead of a liner. It contains a newly designed claw with redesigned TopFlow™ tec… ...more

  • DeLaval Launches New Rotary E300 in UK & Ireland

    The DeLaval Rotary E300 has been launched in the UK and Ireland. The new DeLaval E300 rotary is focused around the four customer challenges: Animal welfare, milk quality, farm profitability and work efficiency. As a market leader in rotary systems, DeLaval has gained years of experience to design the next generation of rotary parlours. Understanding modern dairy farmer’s everyday challenges, the… ...more

  • New Product Competition Finalists Announced

    The UK Dairy Day New Product Competition sees 12 new products selected as finalists for this year's competition.  Each finalist will be displayed in the concourse at the event on Wednesday 11th September and judged during the morning.  The products that were selected as finalists have been launched into the market over the last 12 months since last years UK Dairy Day. The 12 finalists for 2019 ar… ...more

  • Less than one month to go to UK Dairy Day 2019!

    It is less than one month to go until UK Dairy Day 2019 – the UK’s must-attend that brings together all facets of the dairy industry together at the International Centre in Telford. The 6th annual event, dedicated to dairy, on Wednesday 11th September is an opportunity for anyone connected to the dairy industry to network, share knowledge, learn, and most importantly make business decisions ahea… ...more

  • Improving calf performance, upcoming maize harvest and grass grazing quality all put under microscope at UK Dairy Day

    Improving heifer calf performance, making the most of maize after a good growing season and protecting milk production from late summer grass changes. These are three key issues being tackled by leading animal nutrition and forage preservation specialists, Volac, at this year’s UK Dairy Day (stand number H153 and in the calf rearing zone, Wednesday 11 September, The International Centre, Telford, … ...more

  • Real Time Ear Tag Monitor Set to Transform the Way Farmers Manage Their Herds

    A new intelligent ear tag that uses the movement of a cow’s ear to determine their health, heat status, feeding behaviour and location is set to revolutionise the way farmers manage their herds. SMARTBOW® from Zoetis is one of the most accurate and comprehensive cow activity monitors to hit the market. Unlike other activity monitors, which tend to focus solely on heat detection and cow behaviour,… ...more

  • Genomic test allows dairy farmers to select heifers based on disease risk

    Zoetis has launched CLARIFIDE Plus™, the only genomic test to incorporate health and wellness traits in addition to the production traits delivered by standard testing. CLARIFIDE Plus is the first available dairy genetic evaluation specifically designed for cow and calf wellness traits in Holstein and Jersey cattle in the UK. For the first time, dairy farmers will be able to genomically select h… ...more

  • Family modernises dairy with Centrus Composite Rotary milking system

    Ian and Cath Ratcliffe had a few solid goals in mind when they began their research towards building a new parlour for their Weavian Farms operation in Devon. The couple farm in partnership at West Webbery Farm, near Bideford and wanted something that could replace their 24/48-unit Herringbone, to accommodate milking their 365 crossbred cows.  “We looked at, and had quotes, from a range of manuf… ...more

  • Counting Down to #Farm24

    This Thursday, 8 August will see thousands of farmers across the country celebrate the UK farming industry via social media. For 24 hours #Farm24 will raise the profile of UK agriculture with support from grassroots farmers, celebrities and industry businesses and Westminster. Now in its fifth year, the 24 Hours in Farming event presented by Farmers Guardian and Morrisons, to champion UK agricult… ...more