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500 Herd Study - August 2018
15 March 2019
This is the ninth annual study describing key indicators of production, fertility and health in commercial black and white dairy herds in the United Kingdom. The Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are based on milk recording data from 500 commercial black and white herds for the 12 month period ending on 31st August 2018. Herd selection used random numbers to ensure a representative cross-section of all herds (good, bad and indifferent) that milk record with National Milk Records (NMR).

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‘BEST PRACTICE’ FARM WALK
11 March 2019
Will Hawking and herd manager James Smith, winners of the 2018 HerdWise Best practice competition, will host a farm walk on Wednesday April 24, 2019, at Oldfield Farm near Chippenham.
James and his team at Oldfield Farm - including vet their Ian Cardiff received the award for their impressive work in implementing Johne’s control measures and making good progress in reducing any risk of the disease in the 240-cow Holstein Friesian organic herd.
The effects of Johne’s, BVD and Neospora on cow performance will be the theme of talks given at the farm walk in April by NMR vet Karen Bond and Ian Cardiff and Gethin Roberts from the Malmesbury-based George Vet Group.
Open to all producers, attendees can register by emailing customerservices@nmr.co.uk or by telephoning 03330 043043
 
NMR announce increased turnover on interim results
13 February 2019
NMR publishes its interim resutls for the 6 months ending 31 December 2018
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NMR publishes latest annual production report
11 February 2019
Scottish herd stays top for third year running, while breed average trend shows more milk but improved cell count and calving interval.
 
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North Yorkshire Team Lifts Dairy Industry Top Award
06 February 2019
Phillip Metcalfe and his diary team from Metcalfe Farms, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, have won the dairy industry's top award; the NMR RABDF Gold Cup 2018. The award was presented by HRH The Princess Royal at Dairy-Tech, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on February 6, 2019.
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Sire hunt
25 January 2019

Are you sitting on a £50 cheque? We are looking for some old sires that might be lurking in your AI flask.


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A study of performance in 500 herds for the year ending 31st August 2018
10 January 2019
A study of herd performance in 500 Holstein/Friesian herds for the year ending 31st August 2018
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Managing cows in the moment
06 December 2018
Cow management article: Making herd decisions based on real-time data is paving the way towards improved herd management.
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Cow Management Dec 19
06 December 2018
The NMR page of the December edition of Cow Management looking at Seasonal hygiene challenges, new staffing, software workshops and more.
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Two more herds race for gold
06 December 2018
Cow Management article: The second in our series of three articles puts two more finalists in the 2018 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup under the spotlight.
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