Low-input dairying – challenges and opportunities

Given the low milk prices prevailing throughout 2015, there is currently considerable interest in reducing milk production costs through adoption of lower input systems. One of the most effective ways of reducing input costs is to increase reliance on grass and forage, reversing the trend across the UK in recent years, which has seen milk from forage decline to less than 1500 litres per cow.


Theme: animal husbandry
Published: 26th January 2016
Author: Sinclair Mayne