Breeding company Cogent has appointed a new member to its sales and marketing team, who will be closely involved in the company's public presence at shows, workshops and other agricultural events.
Increasing the number of light hours to 14 - 16 hours per day has a positive effect on dairy cow production.
The search for more cost effective slurry storage method continues.
IQ - (Individual Quarter) the world's first four-way milking cluster from GEA Farm Technologies, is set to revolutionise dairy farming.
One of only two Ayrshire herds listed in the Top Twenty recorded dairy farms in the country, in the Agriscot, World Wide Sires Dairy Herd of the Year compteition, is The Firm of John McColm, Garthland Mains Farm, Stranraer.
The Top Twenty were selected by judge,
George Jamieson, NFU Dairy Specialist, from the 650 CIS recorded herds across Scotland.
Future dairy farming systems will need to be environmentally friendly and economically robust to survive changes in input and output costs.
Farmers across Scotland are beginning to milk the benefits of Robotics, saving on time, labour and animal health costs.