Dairy

  • Grass Watch advice 27 July 2021

    27 Jul 2021

    Maimie Sloan, our Harbro Technical Nutritionist gives us some up to date grass advice: Grass growth rates across GB have been in decline due to dry soil conditions and the same can be said when we focus on Scotland only. Notable points from this week’s GrassWatch analysis from Trouw GB are as follows: Grass growth in Scotland is 45kg/DM/ha/day in the last week (down 14kg/DM/ha/day from 5...

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  • Lower methane emissions with Rumitech

    15 Jul 2021

    UK based Harbro has been leading the way in methane reduction for over ten years with Rumitech. Rumitech is a unique Carbon Trust validated feed additive comprised of natural essential oils which lowers methane emissions and improves milk yield and feed efficiency.

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  • Increased milk yield with our NutriONics rationing programme

    18 Jun 2021

    Dumfries dairy farmer Willie Purdie has recorded his highest ever milk yields following a re-design of this ration using our new NutriONics rationing programme. Willie, of Inglestonford Farm, New Abbey, saw daily yields from his 200-head herd increase by more than 500 litres after the new ration was introduced in November 2020.   The new winter ration included Harbro MaizeMilk 18 Nuts – a be...

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  • Improved cow margin with NutriONics

    18 Jun 2021

    Muirside, located just north of Dumfries is one of three farms owned by the Cowhill Trust where since 2018, Stuart Neish has managed the mixed unit of 1200 acres, a dairy herd, a recently established suckler herd, 1700 breeding ewes and finishing store lambs. “We are currently sitting with 210-220 cows, predominantly Ayrshires with some red and white Holsteins. The herd is currently producin...

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  • GrassWatch advice - 31 May 2021

    31 May 2021

    Grass growth rates across the UK are increasing as they have been through May, although Scotland has seen a slight drop this last week based on the data supplied from Trouw GBs GrassWatch report. Notable points from this weeks GrassWatch analysis are as follows: Grass growth in Scotland is 67kg/DM/ha/day in the last week Potential grass DMI in Scotland is 12.2kg/day and Milk from Grazing...

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