Increasing longevity of dairy cows is the key to success
Goals in relation to sustainable farming are often defined in relation to the environmental footprint, usage of scarce resources, animal health and welfare and the use of antimicrobials. Dairy farming can however not be sustainable if farmers can’t generate a decent income, now and in the future!
In contrast to common belief, it is very well possible to run a farm in a sustainable way while generating a healthy income. To ensure dairy farming is both profitable and sustainable, the average milk production per day of life, otherwise known as their Lifetime Daily Yield, should be increased.