Preparing for Spring Calving Season

Written by Michael Butler on 10 January 2018

Preparing for Spring Calving Season
With calving season just around the corner, particular attention must be placed on herd health and appropriate mineral supplementation to avoid further problems later in the season. 

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Analysing the Winter Feed Deficit

Written by Michael Butler on 04 December 2017

Analysing the Winter Feed Deficit
With the majority of dairy cows indoors now, farmers must establish the extent of their winter feed deficit and formulate a plan that delivers an appropriate solution.  

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Importance of Silage Analysis

Written by Michael Butler on 09 November 2017

Importance of Silage Analysis
No matter what the perception is of your silage it is always strongly advised that farmers carry out silage sampling that is representative of what your stock will be eating this winter. We look at what these results will mean and how to interpret each of the elements outlined in your results. 

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A Look at Cereals, Oilseed Rape & Maize Crops

Written by Ollie Carter on 05 October 2017

A Look at Cereals, Oilseed Rape & Maize Crops
Lots of activity in the fields at the moment with Cereal, Oilseed Rape and Maize crops progressing well, however many still need a close eye particularly with the passed deadline for the use of IPU. 

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Dealing with Autumn Grazing

Written by Michael Butler on 12 September 2017

Dealing with Autumn Grazing
Despite good growth the recent change in weather has made it a little more difficult to take full advantage. In this month’s piece I am reporting on getting the most from grazing while keeping a close eye on productivity.

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Dealing with Brome Grasses in Winter Crops

Written by Ollie Carter on 11 September 2017

Dealing with Brome Grasses in Winter Crops
As preparations are under way for sowing of Winter Crops and with an increase in grass weeds such as Sterile Brome, it is important that farmers are aware of how to deal with them. In this month’s edition we take a look at the options. 

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