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Cereal Options

Cereal Options

As bought-in feed costs show no sign of abatement, choosing to feed home-grown cereals rather than sell them could be a wise decision. The variety of treatment options av...

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Bloat in Cattle

Bloat in Cattle

Gases such as methane and carbon dioxide are produced as part of the normal process of digestion in cattle. These gases are usually discharged by eructation (belching). I...

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Slurry Storage Covers

Slurry Storage Covers

Restrictions on winter slurry spreading to prevent pollution and the greater need to make more efficient use of farm nutrients because of rising fertiliser costs means al...

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May Checklist

May Checklist

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Slurry Storage Options

Slurry Storage Options

Restrictions on winter slurry spreading to prevent pollution and the greater need to make more efficient use of farm nutrients because of rising fertiliser costs means al...

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Fresh Grass Analysis

Fresh Grass Analysis

Fresh grass analysis is essential for formulating a balanced ration when livestock are at grass, to predict silage quality before cutting and to inform decisions on when ...

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April Checklist

April Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Free TB Advice for all Farmers in England First Antimicrobial Report “In our Office” Struggling to Retain Staff? Dai...

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Multi-Species Swards (Part 1)

Multi-Species Swards (Part 1)

The terms ‘herbal ley’ and multi-species swards’ are often used synonymously. They typically refer to temporary grasslands made up of a mix of grass, legume and her...

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Slurry Acidification

Slurry Acidification

The use of acidification or pH reduction systems to lower the pH of slurry is increasingly being talked about by Government as a means of hitting ammonia and methane redu...

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March Checklist

March Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Worm Control in First-Grazers Perfect Preparation is Key to Maize Yields Future Farming Resilience Fund Lump Sum Exit Schem...

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Urea vs. Ammonium Nitrate

Urea vs. Ammonium Nitrate

Urea fertiliser can be a cost-effective alternative to ammonium nitrate (AN) in some circumstances. However, a recent government consultation has cast doubt on its future...

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Zero Grazing

Zero Grazing

Zero grazing is the practice of cutting fresh grass daily to feed to housed cows. It is sometimes referred to as ‘cut and carry’. With feed and forage accounting for ...

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