Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
Holsteins led the charge at this year’s AgriScot event in Edinburgh, with the breed tapped out in both the SuperCow and SuperHeifer championships by Selwyn Donald, who had flown in from Featherstone, New Zealand, to judge.
Higher conception rates with sexed semen compared to conventional has given one West Sussex ice cream producer the confidence to use it across cows and heifers and thus breed the very best replacements possible.
Paul Ingham of Laneside Farm believes the technique he employs of using SexedULTRA 4M semen, in combination with genomic testing, is highly relevant to all pure-bred Jersey herds which rear their own replacements.
For many farmers using new technology on-farm can be a daunting prospect and fuelled with a misconception it is only relevant for larger, progressive units. Clemmie Gleeson speaks to two farmers whose practical decisions