Dairy

  • Highest bypass protein source for optimised milk production

    14 Oct 2019

      By late October the next batch of Invergold (Moist Maize Distillers Grain) – a co-product from Whyte & Mackay’s Invergordon site will be ready to go out on farm. Harbro has signed an exclusive long term contract with Whyte & Mackay Distilleries for the supply of the product which is expected to be in keen demand again this season. Feedback from farmers who used the first batch was e...

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  • Balancing forage and cereals in the diet for optimised milk production

    14 Oct 2019

    Many farms will now have come to the end of the silage season after what has been an excellent year for grass with plenty of conserved forage as we move into the autumn. With grass quality and quantity now declining, it is important to understand its nutritional composition to ensure we’re meeting the demands of our cows over the winter. Conducting a forage analysis is an essential plann...

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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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  • Maxammon approach delivers maximum butterfat in Balfron

    16 May 2019

    The Nicolson family milk 1,200 cows across three sites to the north of Glasgow. The business was started by father Sandy, who is still an integral part of the operation with his wife Carol. Today they farm in partnership with sons Alastair and his wife Rona and Douglas and his wife Gemma. The business started off at the Meikle Camoquhill site in Balfron Station and over the past ten years has 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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