High yielding dairy cows have increased metabolic pressure to maintain peak yields and get back in calf. Typically, energy and protein are the main focus and seen as the first limiting factors of nutrition, which of course is true…holistically water, vitamins and minerals also have a critical role for optimal performance, health and longevity.
The first step in stress management is learning what stress is and how it arises. When you understand the damage that stress does to the physical body and your mental state – it is quite a motivation to learn how to reduce it and if possible – eliminate it all together.
In December we invited some of Duchy College Level 3 Agricultural students to spend the day with us. We did a tour of the mill to see how the products are made and how everything functions to make the mill run smoothly and efficiently. The students then had a couple of presentations one by myself, talking to them about my experiences as an ex-dutchy student and their options to employment after completing their course.