Five hundred British milk producers will join a four-year project that uses data from milk tests to measure key health characteristics in cows. A key aim of the project is to use this data to develop new tools for improving production efficiency.
Mike Miller and family from Evesham, Worcestershire have scooped the dairy industry’s top award, the NMR/RABDF Gold Cup. Presented at Livestock 2012, the Millers were placed top of the six finalists in this year’s competition.
A new industry-backed guide to funding and support available for dairy farmers has been launched by Natural England today (Tuesday 4 September) at Livestock 2012, which is taking place today and tomorrow at the NEC Birmingham.
This year’s NMR/RABDF Gold Cup winner will be announced in September, shortly after the close of the London Olympics. “In dairy circles, the Gold Cup carries at least the same weight as an Olympic Games Gold medal,” says competition and RABDF Chairman David Cotton.