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6 months ago

Organic Dairy Farms Required For Trial

The Soil Association is looking for organic farmers who milk record and are interested in alternatives to antibiotics to treat, and prevent mastitis in their cows.

All it involves is a data collection and farm visit and use of essential oil assessments on 2 cows during the year. The essential oil treatments are similar to udder-mint.

There is also an option of being part of discussion group called a farm stable school.

This is a European project called Relacs https://www.soilassociation.org/farmers-growers/supporting-you/the-future-of-organic/relacs/ and is aimed at all organic farmers, irrespective of their certifier, and is also being run in other EU countries. It is unaffected by Brexit.

Here is a link to the full page on the website which explains: https://www.soilassociation.org/farmers-growers/farming-news/2019/january/14/reducing-antibiotics-in-dairy-farming/

 

Please email mborthwick@soilassociation.org  to express your interest, or for more information.