Nutritional Articles

  • Improve rumen performance and environmental credentials with Maxammon

    9 May 2022

    The Maxammon Feeding System Maxammon is a tried and tested grain treatment process which results in the following benefits: Improved performance: improved DLWG and improved milk yield Reduced bought in feed costs - by maximising home grown/locally sourced cereals, pulses and forage. Maxammon is now soya free Following a growing trend within the industry to remove soya from parts of the...

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  • Simple, efficient rations are the key to success at Bottoms Farm

    6 May 2022

    Bottoms Farm near Stewarton in Ayrshire is home to the Smith family where William and Marion farm with their son Tom, his wife Louise and their two young daughters. In addition to their 240 strong Holstein herd, the family run a successful engineering business largely for the agricultural industry. Running both businesses in parallel has enabled the recent construction of a bespoke new dairy f...

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  • Trial results show feeding low carbon compound has no negative effect on milk production

    6 May 2022

    At Harbro, sustainable feeding has always been a key focus across the business. We were the first organisation to obtain Carbon Trust assurance for our methane reducing feed additive and we continually strive to reduce the environmental impact, both of our own business, and the farmers we work with. We have a history of working with leading institutes and universities to find new and innovativ...

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  • Treating red mite

    29 Apr 2022

    With the warmer temperatures, comes the problem of red mites, which can prove to be a serious issue in chicken sheds when they reach a certain temperature. Farmlay in Aberdeenshire, one of Scotland’s largest egg production units, now routinely includes our product, Mite Not within its feed to help eradicate the mites. Following a warm summer last year, greater numbers of red mites were repo...

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  • The benefits of a tighter calving period

    30 Mar 2022

    by Joanna Oldham, graduate ruminant nutrionist On what is set to be a challenging year due to external rising costs and factors out with our control, anything we can do to improve efficiency and streamline processes on farm will stand us in good stead. As we come into the busy spring period, aiming to achieve a tighter calving will have a number of key benefits:   Fertility Quicker rec...

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