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Maize Eyespot

Maize Eyespot

The amount of maize grown in the UK has increased significantly over the last decade, due to both the three-crop rule and an increasing use of maize in anaerobic digester...

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Mechanical Ventilation

Mechanical Ventilation

Good building ventilation is vital to remove the huge amounts of heat and moisture produced by cows every day. Failure to get it right can lead to heat stress and higher ...

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June Checklist

June Checklist

June Checklist This month’s checklist covers: Climate Change & Environmental Impact Be Prepared to Control Flies Don’t Neglect your Maize Crops Sulph...

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Hoof Blocks Tried & Tested Report 2019

Hoof Blocks Tried & Tested Report 2019

Many publications focus on the identification and prevention of lameness and much less emphasis has been given to the practical treatment of the animal once it has been i...

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Improving Soil Biology

Improving Soil Biology

In the busy day to day running of a dairy farm, it is all too easy to focus attention on the things that you can see and overlook what you can’t see. Soil health is one...

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Fly Control In Cattle

Fly Control In Cattle

As the days start to get longer, it is time once again to turn our attention to fly control. The main months of fly activity in the UK are May to August, but as we all kn...

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May Checklist

May Checklist

This month’s checklist covers Getting Ready for 2nd Cut Silage Plan Now to Avoid Mid-Season Problems Summer Turnips - reducing risks in dry weather Time to re...

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Soil Biology – An Introduction

Soil Biology – An Introduction

Soil health is key to crop yields and quality – but it relies on a complex balance between biological, chemical and physical factors. Whilst best practice to manage soi...

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Management Following 1st Cut Silage

Management Following 1st Cut Silage

With forage larders bare on many farms, optimising the production of quality grass silage, across all cuts is even more vital this season. With that in mind, it’s worth...

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April Checklist

April Checklist

April's Checklist This month’s checklist covers: Have you considered Multi-Cut Silage? Grass Staggers Getting the Most from your Contractor National Min...

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Maize Drilling and Fertilisers

Maize Drilling and Fertilisers

Maize is an excellent feed providing a good source of starch to complement the protein in grass silage, but it is not cheap to grow. It is therefore essential to optimise...

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Butterfat At Grass

Butterfat At Grass

Milk cheques are becoming increasingly influenced by milk butterfat levels, which makes avoiding the typical milk fat depression seen at turn-out vital. However, ensuring...

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