Building Great Soils

Worldwide there is an increasing focus on improving our soils whether that is improved resilience and less erosion or improved yields, a constant theme is soil organic matter and how to increase it.  Whilst organic farmers advocate this or that approach and regenerative farmers argue for their solutions, there remains one overriding objective that of […]

The Organic Sector – Time to Learn from Denmark

The recent Organic Forum heard how in Denmark the organic sector has been able to grow to the extent that organic food now represents 13.3% of total food sales compared to 1.5% in the UK. The key to this success has been largely down to a single organisation representing the whole sector – Organic Denmark.  […]

How Much is in Your Clamp?

The lack of silage is likely to be an issue for most producers this winter.  So, knowing what is in the clamp to start with is imperative.  I was recently challenged by a client about the bulk density figures that are widely available to the industry these quote ranges for all the major silages. Grass […]

Slimming Your Cell Counts

Hardly a week goes by when the growing concern about antibiotic resistance in the public health is not headline news.   With this in mind, reducing antibiotic use should be high on the agenda of all milk producers.  A recent AHDB webinar run by Ylva Persson from Vaxa Sweden highlighted how the Swedish dairy industry has […]