NMR has recruited Harper Adams graduate Amy Blank as co-ordinator of its FarmAssist, antibiotic monitoring and recording service designed to support responsible medicine use on farm.

The company says over 1,000 dairy herds have signed up to FarmAssist since its launch in February 2019. The service, operated through NMR’s National Milk Laboratories, records the medicines dispensed to dairy farms by participating vets. More than 180 vet practices are also now involved.

Ms Blank’s new role will include liaising with participating vets and milk buyers and generating reports. Milk buyers including Arla Foods support FarmAssist and actively promote the service to farmer members.

The latest version of FarmAssist features improved antibiotic use benchmarking, detailed intramammary use reports, antibiotic records for young stock.