Case studies and innovating ideas from dairy farmers involved in the EuroDairy network
For the last two years, thirty forward thinking farmers have participated in multiple action-groups across South-West England, aiming to reduce their use of on-farm antibiotics.
The farmer-named group, ‘Antibiotics Anonymous’ represented a wide range of farming systems; from organic and conventi...
Dans la mesure où la biodiversité est maintenant un enjeu clé pour les consommateurs, les éleveurs laitiers sont doublement engagés pour développer les connaissances sur leurs implications, pour apporter des réponses aux consommateurs et développer les pratiques qui bénéficient à la biodiversité...
Placing improving grassland management on the top of the agenda at Brimstone Farm, Wiltshire, is starting to pay dividends with milk from forage forecasted to increase by 699 litres/cow from 2018.
Following a EuroDairy exchange visit to the Netherlands in October 2016, two farmers have introduced selective dry cow therapy. Stephen Radford from Buttermoor Farm and James Frankpitt from Rix Farm in Devon are participants in an AHDB Dairy sponsored research project with the University of Bristol.
Regulations to limit national phosphorous production is having a significant impact on Dutch dairy farmers. This was apparent during a visit by the EuroDairy network to the Netherlands in January 2018. The driver for legislation is to maintain a national derogation, under the EU nitrate directive, to use 210 kg N (instead of 170 kg N) from animal manure. In order to retain the derogation, a ceiling was set for national phosphorous production. This further tightening in regulation is occurring just at a time when farmers in the Netherlands were gearing up for an expansion in milk output after the removal of the quota system. The end result is that over the last 18 months, around 150,000 cows have been removed from the industry.
L’agriculture représente 17 % des émissions françaises de gaz à effet de serre (GES) et ¼ de ces émissions provient des élevages bovins laitiers. Bien qu’une partie d’entre elles soit compensée par le stockage de carbone des prairies, l’empreinte carbone de l’élevage laitier reste importante.