Farm Management Tools

Milk Yield From Grazing

Milk YieldAverage milk yields from forage, more specifically grazing, have been slowly declining for some years. Milk yields from grazing are often linked to a reduction in feed costs and increase in profits. Achieving high milk yields from grazing comes down to several factors such as farm infrastructure, cow tracks, management and nutrition.

Trouw Nutrition GB have developed the Milk Yield From Grazing system which includes a laboratory analyses of grazed grass to determine the potential milk yield to be achieved from that particular field. This is based on factors such as grass quantity, quality and time available for cows to graze. Also included is a Milk Yield From Grazing App, which helps farmers and advisors accurately determine the amount of grass available per head per day, the potential milk yield from this grass, and the concentrates required to meet the desired milk yield.

CowWatch

Fertility performance in the UK dairy herd has been declining for many years, and proved increasingly difficult to manage. Often the biggest difficulty is knowing which particular area of animal performance requires the most attention.

The CowWatch report is a management tool designed to translate milk recording data from NMR and CIS. Data is converted into herd performance parameters which can be measured, and managed to determine the best course of action between the farmer, vet and feed advisor.The CowWatch reporting system has been designed to automatically gather and translate milk recording data and e-mail the completed report within hours of its upload to the database.

To discuss how these tools can help you, please contact the Trouw Nutrition GB Ruminant Team.