Contents tagged with herd

5 June 2024

As of 1 April 2024, the latest BCMS data shows that the GB milking herd stood at 1.64 million head.

29 May 2024

GB registrations of calves born to dairy dams totalled 406,000 in the first quarter of 2024.

21 March 2024

Milk Forecasting Forum discuss the challenges facing farmers in the 2024/25 season

9 February 2024

In October the GB milking herd stood at 1.66million head, a slight (0.1%) increase on the same month of the previous year

30 January 2024

Milk Forecasting Forum 20 September, 2023

19 February 2024

The latest data shows a relatively small year on year decline in the GB milking herd of 0.6%, with July figures totalling 1.62 million head.

20 February 2024

The GB milking herd totalled 1.66 million head, a contraction of 13,500 head (0.8%) on October 2021.

3 September 2021

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are a useful way to monitor fertility within your suckler herd.

30 January 2024

Sales of sexed dairy semen accounted for just over half of dairy semen sales in the year to March 2020, jumping up from a 32% share the previous year.

30 January 2024

In Q2 2020, births to dairy dams recorded a decline of 1.2% on the year, as a result of tighter calving windows.

30 January 2024

Over the last couple of years, there has been a shift away from the Holstein-Friesian breeds, in favour for crossbred cows.

30 January 2024

The GB milking herd has continued to shrink, according to the latest data from BCMS.