RECORDING | Increase your profits with dairy farm animal welfare

A happy cow is a healthy cow, a healthy cow is a productive cow, and a productive cow is a profitable cow!

By Food Focus on 19 November 2023

In this webinar Dr. Mark Chimes shares how to improve your dairy production with simple welfare steps that you can implement on your dairy farm.

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Dr Chimes qualified as a veterinarian at Onderstepoort in 1986. He spent the first 30 years in private practice, of which 13 years were spent in the UK. In 2013 he joined Deltamune laboratory as their ruminant technical advisor. Deltamune offered laboratory testing for disease diagnosis as well as analytical tests for the dairy industry. In addition, they also produced vaccines for production animals.

In 2016 he joined the Dairy Standard Agency (DSA) where he has been auditing dairy farms to ensure compliance with quality and safety standards. These audits assist the farmer to also comply with animal welfare and biosecurity standards. Through the audits, Dr Chimes visits more than 150 dairy farms a year. As a result, he has an intimate knowledge of various dairy farm management systems.