Nutritional Articles

  • Rumitech fed bulls are the key to maximising output at Garson

    23 Aug 2019

    Stewart Wood and his son Gareth run the family-owned farm of Garson which is situated on a former wartime airfield at Sandwick, Orkney.  The farm comprises of 500 acres with a further 90 acres taken on a seasonal let basis.   65 acres of spring barley and 10 acres of oats are grown for feeding. The livestock on the farm includes a 200 head flock of home-bred Cheviot cross ewes along with Texel...

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  • Young Rider Update: Rosa Onslow, July 2019

    5 Aug 2019

    Young Rider, Rosa Onslow updates us on her progress this month

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  • Rumen performance powered by Maxammon - available in Ireland

    31 Jul 2019

    Maxammon is a grain treatment process that increases: Protein pH Digestibility of the diet   Resulting in: Improved rumen performance Improved DLWG Improved milk yield Improved profit    Harbro Nutrition Ireland Distributors: Southern Fuel & Farm Supplies -Midlands and South (021) 463 2020 Barrett Agri - West Cork (023) 8847005 Jordan Agri...

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  • DAIRY - Maximise cereals with Maxammon wholecrop

    16 Jul 2019

    Micky Callan runs a grass based, spring calving dairy herd of 450 cows in County Louth. Wheat and barley are whole cropped and treated with Maxammon and are fed as part of the TMR to all livestock, including cows, heifers and calves. Maxammon has become a vital component of the Callan’s buffer feeding strategy. Micky comments, “Since introducing Maxammon high dry matter wholecrop four years ag...

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  • Combining the best nutrition and management with epigenetics to shape the future of sheep

    12 Jul 2019

    How can we combine nutrition and management to get the best out of the genetics we have? The best place to start is by looking at the nutrition of the ewes and the tups before tupping. The concept of epigenetics is a simple one. All lambs are born with the same genetic potential. Genes are either switched on or off. The genes we’re interested in are the genes which get us the results we want....

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