The Winterbotham Darby Animal Health and Welfare conference in Bristol in March was well-attended by over 100 representatives of the food industry, including the major retailers, accreditation bodies and NGOs, followed by a dinner in the evening. Victoria gave a short p...
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Averting a Fodder Crisis

August 22, 2018
Whilst in Ireland last week, I heard that in the South of Ireland, where summer rations would usually include 2kg compound feed per day, some farmers were feeding 8kg/day to make  up for the lack of grass. This is ‘panic buying’, and may be possible in the short-ter...
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By Victoria Phillips, BSc Agricultural Nutrition and MSc Animal Production

After months of sustained high dairy commodity prices, farmgate milk prices are finally starting to reflect the record-breaking values of butter and cream. Processors had initially been slow to return sky-rocketing prices for fats, but many have now upped the price they pay ...
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