CIS Laboratory

An ICAR and UKAS accredited laboratory using innovative state of the art equipment ensuring milk recorded samples are analysed uniformly extracting a wealth of information. Results help make strategic decisions about individual cows or the whole herd. Find out more... 

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Testing for Johne's Disease

Johne’s disease is a fatal wasting disease of cattle, and is an increasing problem on farms across the UK. Dan Humphries from Leonard, Lambert & May Farm Veterinary Surgeons gives

29 Oct 2019
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ICAR Certificate of Quality

The International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) is the global standard for livestock data. CIS have been awarded with the ICAR CoQ since it began in 2006. The CIS laborator

29 Oct 2019
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CIS Breeding Insight from Michael Whittaker

CIS Head of Processing & Project Manager Michael Whittaker has looked back at data trends over the last 5 years for CIS milk recorded herds. Despite herd sizes increasing animal br

29 Oct 2019
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A Simple Solution for Monitoring Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases can have a negative impact on both the health and productivity of your dairy herd. Read more...

29 Oct 2019
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Johne’s Classification Rule Changes

As of 1st June 2018, the CIS Johne’s classification will be updated in line with industry changes. Read more..

29 Oct 2019
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The National Johne’s Management Plan

By the 31st October 2018 all farmers supplying purchasing members of the National Johne’s Management Plan (NJMP) will need to have undertaken an assessment of their risks and herd

29 Oct 2019
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Stick or twist? Should you invest in your dairy business?

Many good business owners find that investing and growing their business is attractive, as it tends to build assets and grow net worth without losing much of the profit to the tax

29 Oct 2019
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Heaves Farm: Installation of Unilight's Melatonian Management System

The Mason family have farmed in the Levens area for over 100 years. Gary is the 5th generation to farm on the Levens Hall Estate where they milk 180 pedigree Holsteins. Recent inv

29 Oct 2019
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LTL Partnership: New Housing & Parlour Investment

Two farming families are working together at Leigh near Stoke on Trent investing in the future of their dairy business. Trading as the LTL Partnership the Prince and Ede families h

29 Oct 2019

Optimise profitability by identifying open cows easily and effectively

Dairy farms can optimise profitability by shortening the calving interval and reducing the number of days that cows are open. The easiest way to accomplish both goals is the IDEXX

29 Oct 2019
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Current Hot Topics surrounding the prevention and treatment of digital dermatitis

Digital dermatitis (DD) is no new disease and is found in the majority of UK dairy herds, yet our understanding of it continues to grow. Here we discuss some of the latest developm