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Cross Breeding – Why Cross Breed?

Cross Breeding – Why Cross Breed?

Cross breeding could form part of the solution for those farmers looking to make improvements in herd health, fertility and robustness.   Issued Oct 2017. About...

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Labour & Machinery Costs

Labour & Machinery Costs

Continued pressure on dairy incomes forces many businesses to look harder at their cost of production. Labour together with power and machinery costs, account for 36% of ...

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Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Utilising slurry to get the maximum of the available nutrients for grass growth can save significant amounts money, without compromising forage output. Testing slurry nu...

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October Checklist

October Checklist

Late season grazing including information to avoid damaging wet soils, calf building ventilation, grass production: using annual yields to make management decisions and o...

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Catch Crop After Maize

Catch Crop After Maize

A timely maize harvest this season could provide the perfect window of opportunity to plant a highly productive, cost effective, catch crop grass ley. Doing so would prov...

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Body Condition Score

Body Condition Score

Body Condition Scoring (BCS) is a simple and effective farm management tool. It is a measure of body fat/energy reserves, that can be used to aid decisions or troubleshoo...

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Maize Harvest

Maize Harvest

Harvesting maize at the correct time is crucial to get that all important balance between starch and digestibility. At the same time, top notch management at ensiling is ...

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September Checklist

September Checklist

A round up of topical farming issues for the month of September

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Ketosis Farming Note

Ketosis Farming Note

Ketosis is one of the most significant ‘hidden’ diseases affecting the UK dairy herd. Around 30% of cows are estimated to develop the metabolic disease during the tra...

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Staff Appraisals Farming Note

Staff Appraisals Farming Note

Retaining and developing staff is a significant challenge on dairy farms, and with an increasing shortage of labour across all levels it’s more important than ever to g...

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White Clover  - How to Establish

White Clover - How to Establish

Good establishment, along with a well-designed weed management and nitrogen application program is vital to ensure the full benefits of including white clover in a ley ar...

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White Clover - the Benefits

White Clover - the Benefits

Incorporating white clover into grassland has the potential to boost pasture production per hectare, raise milk production, improve forage quality and reduce fertiliser r...

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