Adaptability is the key to survival in an ever changing industry. The agricultural industry continues to face a growing number of challenges, but with these challenges come opportunities. So the focus must be on understanding your production model, the resources available to you and most importantly how to manage the modern dairy cow to make the most of the opportunities available.

In this two part newsletter, we explore the key principles discussed by Lloyd Holterman, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, who was guest speaker at an AHDB event Janice was lucky enough to attend last year.

The newsletters are split into two parts: Part 1 looks at the importance of people in your system, how to find and retain the right people and the impact they can have on your business. Part 2 looks at the cow and what we need to consider to ensure we limit the barriers to production, minimise stress and maximise cow welfare.

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised in the newsletters, please contact our office on 01666 817278 or  and one of our consultants would be happy to help.

To access the newsletters, please click on the links below:

Managing the modern dairy cow - Part 1: The People

Managing the modern dairy cow - Part 2: The Cow