What’s the Wisdom of Contract Rearing Replacement Livestock?

It is only natural that the removal of the Milk Quota within the EU has lent itself to increased volumes of production in 2015. In all likelihood, this pattern will continue in the coming years and as production increases there will be…
The Dry Period

The Dry Period

As we approach a quieter time on most farms across the country, we look at the key points about the dry period. Firstly if you haven’t dried any cows, it’s now the time to start -  cows need a minimum of  8 weeks dry before calving. …

EBI - The make-up in more detail

In a follow on from the EBI piece earlier this week, let’s have a look at the EBI make-up in more detail. The data used to create the index comes from many different sources within the industry. Both dairy farmers and industry stakeholders…

EBI Explained

In an effort to improve dairy farm profitability, data has been gathered over time with the specific intention over developing a single figure profit index. This index is known as the Economic Breeding Index or “EBI”. This index is unique…