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All-round herd improvement using DairyLight

The benefits of year-round summer light are scientifically proven.

Benefits seen in cows

Production

  • Typically achieves milk yield increases of between 8 – 11% with results independently verified by Alltech E-CO2
  • Payback usually 4-7 months
  • The only UK dairy lighting system to provide the optimum spectrum of light scientifically proven to influence melatonin production in dairy cattle



  • Bespoke installation design provided to ensure the required intensity of light is delivered
  • Fully automated system to release manpower and minimise ongoing running costs

Breeding

  • Improves cow fertility
  • Shortens calving intervals
  • Improved heat showing
  • Better bulling

Well Being

  • Summer-light conditions all year-round benefitting coats and general wellbeing
  • Blue light has been shown to reduce fungal and bacterial load in the environment

Financial implication of adopting - Post Installation Scenario£53,195
Impact on finances per litre p/litre1.9
Impact on finances per cow£265
Impact on finances per cow£265
MilkPre Installation AveragePost Installation AverageChange %Financial Implementation £
Average Milk Yield per cow per day31.133.99.00%230 * per cow
Milk Butterfat (%)4.124.01-2.67%-
Replacement & CullingPre Installation AveragePost Installation AverageChange %Financial Implementation £
Herd Culling Rate (%)52520%-
Heifer First Calving age (months)27270%-
Crops & Resource UsePre Installation AveragePost Installation AverageChange %Financial Implementation £
Nitrogen Use per ha (kg N per ha)1051050%-
Diesel Use Per Cow (1 per cow)1261260%-
Electric Use Per litre (kWh per 1)0.0520.048-7.69%356 *per 1M litres
FeedPre Installation AveragePost Installation AverageChange %Financial Implementation £
Total feed use per litre
(kg concentrate equivalent/litre)
0.350.31-11.43%9,870 *per 1M litres
Carbon Performance
(g CO2e per litre BFC 4%)
941904-3.93%-
Financial implication of adopting
'Post Installation' Scenario
Impact on finances per litre (p/litre)Impact on finances per cowImpact on carbon per litre BFC 4%
£53,1951.9£263-36

Notes

Figures for Fuel, Fertiliser, Culling rate and Calving age have remained the same due to the period of this review. Pre installation core results relate to the performance for January 2016. The post installation relates to the performance of February 2016.