The emphasis on improved efficiency and profitability on farm over the years has seen many innovations in technology, machinery and genetics. Yet for many the focus on staff has been inadvertently placed on the back burner. The continued expansion, intensification, or diversification of farming businesses has meant that many units have employed, or will need to employ staff in the future.
Over the last couple of years the importance of calf rearing has been talked about in depth. We are all familiar with the arguments for increased levels of milk powder to ensure the best start and debate about protein levels of milk powder and the age old arguments of skim verses whey powders.