Dairy Improvement Programme Wales

Improving herd health management is at the heart of our dairy improvement programme in Wales, which will also expand our strategic farm initiative.

The initiative is made possible with a £6.5M investment over five years from the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union.

HerdAdvance

A key part of the programme to help Welsh dairy farmers lift profitability and performance by focusing on improved herd health management and disease control.

Financial and technical assistance is available for HerdAdvance and an Expression of Interest window is open between 30th October and 30th November 2018.

Find out more about HerdAdvance and download an application form.

Strategic Farms

We recognise that farmers learn best from each other and our strategic farms encouraging 'farmer to farmer’ learning through regular on-farm meetings as well as openly sharing their figures against our key performance indicators to show what can be achieved.

Further details will follow about how you can get involved with this initiative in Wales.

Learn more about our strategic farms

Meet the team

Delyth Davies

Head of Dairy Development Wales - Pennaeth Datblygu Llaeth Cymru

Menna Davies

Dairy Development Wales Manager - Rheolwr Datblygu Llaeth Cymru

Richard Davies

Knowledge Exchange Senior Manager - Uwch Reolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth

Anna Bowen

Animal Health Knowledge Exchange Manager (South West Wales) - Rheolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth Iechyd Anifeiliaid (De Orllewin Cymru)

Rachel Beasley

Animal Health Knowledge Exchange Manager (South West Wales) - Rheolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth Iechyd Anifeiliaid (De Orllewin Cymru)

Teaghan Lourie

Animal Health Knowledge Exchange Manager (East Wales) - Rheolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth Iechyd Anifeiliaid (Dwyrain Cymru)

Ifan Owen

Animal Health Knowledge Exchange Manager (North Wales) - Rheolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth Iechyd Anifeiliaid (Gogledd Cymru)