Dairy

  • DAIRY - The Green, Green Grass of Home

    1 May 2017

    As the days lengthen and conditions start to warm up, the potential of utilising quality grazing into dairy rations becomes a welcome consideration again. Many regions of the world will indeed look upon our green isle at this time of year with some degree of envy because of our abundant ability to grow such a cheap high energy/high protein crop such as grass.  However, although grazed grass do...

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  • DAIRY- Calf+ Monitor

    1 May 2017

    A benchmarking scheme for heifer calf performance has highlighted a huge variance in growth rates on dairy farms across Scotland and northern England. The Calf+ Monitor scheme, launched by nutrition specialists Harbro in 2015, aims to provide an insight into heifer performance and to help pinpoint where management can be improved. Enrolling in the scheme is voluntary and the units involved us...

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  • DAIRY - Take Back Control of Transition Dairy Cows at Grass

    1 May 2017

    Managing dry cows can be difficult at the best of times but none more so than during the summer months. The temptation is to open the gate and watch them kick their heels up into a lush green fieldbut there are some management and nutritional points we should take into consideration. Grass will be your cheapest form of feed and an excellent way of supplying energy and protein in a very palatab...

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  • DAIRY - Calf + Monitor

    7 Apr 2017

    A bench marking scheme for heifer calf performance has highlighted a huge variance in growth rates on dairy farms across Scotland and northern England. The Calf+ Monitor scheme, launched by nutrition specialists Harbro in 2015, aims to provide an insight into heifer performance and to help pinpoint where management can be improved. Enrolling in the scheme is voluntary and the units involved u...

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