New milk test will highlight negative energy balance
Farmers and vets will very shortly be able to get an indication of cow metabolic status through milk records thanks to a joint initiative between EBVC, NMR and SRUC.Read More
Ketone testing helps reduce fresh cow problems on Monmouth farm
Oli Partridge believes incorporating ketone testing into routine fresh cow checks enables him to pick up and treat problems early and reduces the risk of cows developing DAs.Read More
Get your tickets now to TotalDairy Seminar 1-2 June 2016
With just two weeks to go until TotalDairy Seminar, now’s the time to secure your tickets to the event which will include presentations from some of the world’s leading dairy experts.
Now in its eleventh year, the conference will showcase speakers from North America, Spain, the UK and Australia, including world renowned animal behaviour expert Dr Temple Grandin.
The event takes place on 1-2 June 2016 at Tortworth Four Pillars Hotel, Wotton-under-edge, Gloucestershire and includes a range of lectures and smaller group workshops to choose from, depending on your area of interest.Read More
EBVC Offer Sourcing Advice to Leading Restaurant Chains
EBVC were asked to share some of our expertise in supply chain management at the "Sustainable Restaurants Association Groups and Chains Networking Dinner" in London last month. EBVC's Natalie Smith shared her thoughts on sustainable sourcing at the event, which was attended by 14 of the country's leading high street names, including Costa Coffee and Pizza Hut.Read More
Practical Tips on Dairy Herd Management Discussed At TotalDairy Expo
Selective dry cow therapy, avoiding over trimming cows and carefully weighing up the benefits of pushing for milk constituents were just some of the areas tackled at the recent TotalDairy Expo in Carlisle.
Some of the UK's leading dairy experts took to the stage to offer farmers and advisors practical advice on issues related to nutrition, mastitis, lameness, fertility and breeding.Read More
Trialling Feeding Nutritionally Improved Straw
New findings from independent trial work carried out by EBVC, suggest replacing dietary fed straw with Nutritionally Improved Straw (NIS) can cost effectively increase yields, whilst maintaining milk butterfat.
A recent collaborative project between EBVC and Sundown Products, found that feeding NIS to high yielding dairy cows with good rumen health resulted in a 1.63 to 6.34 litre a cow a day lift in yields.Read More
NIS Boosts Rumen Function and Butterfats on Scottish Dairy Farm
Incorporating Nutritionally Improved Straw (NIS) into cow diets has resulted in an uplift in milk butterfats and reduced milk price penalties at Hotts Farm in Dumfries and Galloway.Read More
Helping Botswana's Beef Supply Chain
The EBVC team headed to Botswana this summer as part of our ongoing advisory work on creating sustainable supply chains.
In Botswana, the challenges are hugely varied and exist at farm level right up to government. Our brief was to identify how the country could increase production capacity to expand their export market.Read More
Milk Fever Farm Trial Shows Importance of Monitoring Bloods and Diet
Results from a three year EBVC trial has demonstrated that all dairy farmers could benefit from regularly testing transition cow diets for macro-minerals and monitoring fresh cow blood calcium levels as part of their milk fever prevention strategy.Read More
Milk Fever Case Study: Robert Mallett, Wiltshire
At Northleaze Farm, regularly monitoring transition cow diets, urine pH and fresh cow blood calcium levels is part of routine for the farm team.Read More