Nutritional Articles

  • Forage shortage advice

    10 Jul 2018

    The importance of planning ahead Our team are currently receiving an influx of calls from farmers seriously concerned about their grazing availability. With the long wet winter having depleted on-farm forage stocks and the extended dry spell reducing grass growth significantly, some farms are reporting first cuts of silage to be down by around 30% with growth rates not predicted to recover in...

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  • EQUINE- YOUNG RIDER'S BLOG JUNE 2018

    3 Jul 2018

    ROSA ONSLOW FROM HAWICK- SOUTH OF SCOTLAND WINNER June has been slightly less busy for me as I have only had one event. But after the horse’s week off following Houghton, I have been training hard in preparation for Barbury 3* (I am leaving in a couple of days for). I had a couple of days training with the brilliant HorseScotland performance squad trainers which was seriously beneficial as a...

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  • Maximising dairy efficiency using the Maxammon approach

    19 Jun 2018

    Tom Neill is a progressive dairy farmer based at Thornington Farm in Mindrum, Northumberland. The 740 acre tenanted farm is run as one unit along with brother David at nearby Downham Farm, where he keeps 1,800 breeding sheep.  Tom is part of a successful farming family, his other brother Robert, is an award winning beef farmer, who with his successful 300 Limousin cross herd has been voted Mixe...

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  • Saving time and money feeding a Maxammon diet

    19 Jun 2018

    Alex Milne is the third generation tenant farmer at Meikle Gourdas in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire which he runs with his father, Sandy and son, Ross.   The farm comprises of 1,400 acres, of which 1,000 is arable with 400 acres of rotational and permanent grass.  The farm is split over four sites, with the majority of the farm activity concentrated around Meikle Gourdas and Fyvie Home Farm. The croppi...

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  • EQUINE- Young Rider's Blogs May 2018

    19 Jun 2018

    MAY 2018 BLOG SOUTH WINNER: ROSA ONSLOW, 19 FROM HAWICK     It’s been a very busy May for me with the horses. It started with Floors CIC2* with both Diamond Sundance and RLE Limbo Kaiser. They both did lovely dressage tests and jumped beautifully show jumping. Another clear SJ on diamond Sundance (Sunny) and just a very annoying rider error pole on Kaiser. Kaiser then flew round the cros...

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