Dairy herd survey shows proportion of healthy cows in herds is on the increase
06 March 2017
The latest key performance indicator (KPI) report of a cross-section of 500 NMR recorded herds shows a significant reduction in the proportion of herds keeping high numbers of cows with chronic somatic cell counts (SCC). Published by the University of Reading, the annual report is now in its seventh year.
HerdWise winner hosts Spring farm walk
01 March 2017
The 2016 winners of the NMR HerdWise best practice competition, Tom and Karen Halton, will host a walk at their Chance Hall Farm, Congleton, Cheshire, on Tuesday 28 March 2017.
SCR Heatime now available through NMR
30 January 2017
Automated heat detection and health monitoring has been a core product offering from NMR for over six years, enabling farmers to save time and money, as well as contributing to healthier and better performing cows.
Reflecting the continuing aggregation of processes and data, NMR has become a partner of SCR (owned by Allflex) and now provides Heatime cow monitoring systems in the UK.
Scottish herd returns to top spot
19 January 2017
Messrs Harvey from Beeswing in Dumfries have returned to top spot in NMR’s Annual Production Report for the year ending September 2016. Published this month (January) the report lists NMR’s top 1% of herds ranked on weight of fat and protein. Moving up from third place in the previous year, the herd now has an average of 946kg of fat and protein and a milk yield of 13,079kg on three-times-a-day milking based on 325 qualifying cow lactations.
The best ever lifespan bull is no 1 again
12 December 2016
Following December’s proof run Bullsemen.com complete 2016 with an outstanding selection whatever index you select from.
Kings-Ransome Erdman the longstanding leader has retained No 1 position for Daughter proven PLI.
'Gold star" award for NMR
08 December 2016
NMR has been awarded a top global award for the quality of its milk production recording, data processing and milk analysis services. Awarded by the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) to NMR’s operations manager Tony Craven, the ICAR Certificate of Quality recognises NMR’s ability and track record of adhering to the highest standards of milk recording and testing and data processing.
National Milk Records plc Interim Results
10 November 2016
NMR, the leading UK supplier of dairy and livestock services, announces its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 September 2016.
SireConnect on show at AgriScot
07 November 2016
NMR will demonstrate its new independent dairy bull selection program, SireConnect, at AgriScot on November 16, 2016 (Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh). Built in Germany and developed by NMR to meet the needs of the UK market, SireConnect is a web-based service that benefits from direct access to the herd’s NMR data and any available genomic data.
Mobile ‘app’ speeds up cattle tag ordering
02 November 2016
Nordic Star, part of the NMR Group, has developed and launched a specialised mobile app for smart phones and tablets this autumn. Downloaded free of charge from the Apple and Google Play stores, it allows livestock producers to order new or replacement tags whilst ‘on the go’.
Big data helps develop new breeding traits
31 October 2016
National Milk Records has shared 9 billion rows of data gathered via routine milk recording with AHDB Dairy, which heralds the starting point for developing exciting new breeding traits.