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Cereal Options

Cereal Options

Summer is the time to assess forage supplies and consider if harvesting cereals as wholecrop will be beneficial to boost forage stocks and/or increase milk from forage ...

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Feed Requirements Assessment

Feed Requirements Assessment

Heading into the winter with questionable forage stocks is always a concern – so how can you be sure you have sufficient feed to see your cows through to the spring? An...

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On Farm Antibiotic Testing

On Farm Antibiotic Testing

Testing milk from cows that have undergone antibiotic treatment before reintroducing it to the tank is a belt-and-braces approach to help farmers avoid penalties from ant...

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June Checklist

June Checklist

June Checklist This month’s checklist provides key details on: Another good forage season - Analysis of our Dairy Manager figures Details of how to apply for L...

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Diet Feeders Tried & Tested

Diet Feeders Tried & Tested

A diet feeder needs to suit your system and perform well for many years.  With a wide range of manufacturers and models to choose from, it is a good idea to demo machine...

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Realising Milk from Forage

Realising Milk from Forage

Producing more milk from forage does not have to be reserved for extensive, low-yielding herds – high-yielding systems can benefit too. Grass is the cheapest form of fe...

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May Checklist

May Checklist

This month’s checklist includes: Spring season so far… Funding Farm Safety Bluetongue Wilting grass silage Forage crops Key dates Feed, fuel and mil...

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Cow Tracks

Cow Tracks

Tracks play a key role in enabling early turnout and allowing effective use of grazing right through the season.  This Farming Note assesses the key practical aspects of...

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April Checklist

April Checklist

This month’s checklist includes articles on: Nitrates Grass staggers Countryside Stewardship scheme Mobility scoring Key dates and feed, fuel and milk price...

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Foliar Fertiliser

Foliar Fertiliser

The potential to improve fertiliser use efficiency by foliar application of nutrients has been researched for several years.  Reducing the length of the nutrient pathway...

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March Checklist

March Checklist

This month’s checklist contains articles on: Johne’s Disease Welsh farm funding Hedgerows and boundaries grant BPS update Maize seed   These Checkl...

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Monitoring Cameras

Monitoring Cameras

No longer just a security tool, the role of cameras on-farm has seen a revolution in recent years, particularly since the growth of smart phones and tablets.  Whether yo...

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