This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
47


the classification program which provides an impartial assessment of the conformation of the cattle, assessing 31


the IT system and software the aim is to roll out services to other breeds within the industry, bringing benefits to farmers beyond the current customer base. This future collaboration with other industry partners is vital for ensuring UK farmers use data as a vital support for their herd development. And in the same vein of collaboration and knowledge sharing, Holstein UK is also investing in research and


working with other agricultural research facilities and universities to identify genes that provide higher levels of resistance to diseases which inhibit the profitability and health of the UK herd. The aim is to continue to integrate and grow the use of the genomics as a daily breeding tool to aid dairy farmers and increase the rate of genetic advancement. This is also achieved through


different measurements in total. Central to all of this if of course the Holstein UK


membership and importantly, the next generation of dairy farmers as represented by


Holstein Young Breeders (HYB). This industry leading


Holstein Young Breeders has been running for 25 years and encourages the next generation in to the dairy industry.


organisation is the largest youth organisation in the UK dairy industry, with more than one third of Holstein UK members aged under 27. The programme of HYB focuses on igniting the passion for dairy farming in its members through competitions, international experiences, social activity and knowledge transfer. Running for more than 25 years, the youth movement of Holstein UK has seen past members become industry leaders and world-renowned breeders. Holstein UK has pledged to invest in the youth of the industry by providing a programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD), providing key resources through activities such as the Holstein Academy, Holstein UK and industry partners providing support for the industry leaders of tomorrow.


Richard Jones Chief Executive Holstein UK


“Farmers are looking to invest in the future of their businesses despite lower milk prices. Pedigree registration is a simple and effective way of providing added value and allows farmers to use a wide range of breeding tools available from Holstein UK to drive improvement in their herds,” says Holstein UK chief executive Richard Jones. “The 7% increase in pedigree registrations is ahead of industry


growth, with DairyCo reporting just a 3% increase in total UK dairy cow numbers in the same period. The past 12 months have been encouraging for Holstein UK and its subsidiary companies and while the immediate situation in the dairy sector is tough, we believe the services offered by both Holstein UK and CIS can add significant value to dairy farm businesses going forward.”


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108