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Dairy Day's great success

October 11, 2019

Dairy farmers across the region can benefit from a pioneering advice service that aims to increase profit margins by a minimum of 1.2 pence per litre through reducing feed waste and optimising input utilisation.

Presenting at UK Dairy Day in Telford last month, Ian Leach, Alltech retail programmes lead, explained that results from the latest Alltech feed waste reduction and utilisation on-farm pilot study, which look specifically at higher-efficiency UK dairy herds, highlighted that feed waste could be costing us as much as £216.00 per cow, per year.

"However, the reality is that this figure could be much higher depending on the system in place"

"For example, results from our first pilot study, which assessed a broad spectrum of dairy farms, revealed that the average waste value per cow sat at £522.44 per annum" he said.

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