milk yield

  1. TFF

    Control of Johne’s Disease in the Beef Suckler Herd

    Johne’s disease, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium sub-species paratuberculosis, or MAP for short, is characterised by a long incubation period before irreversible diarrhoea and terminal weight loss. Infection can occur at any age but is most common via the faeco-oral route within the...
  2. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    How to maximise milk from forage while achieving consistently high-quality grass silage

    Rob and Emyr Bowen’s Lan herd, an award-winning two times master breeder herd, is one of the longest standing pedigree Holstein herds in Carmarthenshire, Wales and is renowned for producing high quantities of milk from grass. Milking 140 pedigree Holsteins on an all-year-round (AYR) calving...
  3. J

    Heat stress

    How does everyone else cope in hot weather? The following isn't going to be very popular but I've done what I think is best for the cows I've shut the field gate and opened the cubicle and feed passage doors today so they don't have to walk very far, have better access to water and shade Is...
  4. Headless chicken

    Disastrous scanning what would you do?

    Scanned today. Seriously sh!t results meaning we have a pile of empty cows. What would other do? Some doing ok in milk not sure if enough to run around
  5. neilo

    Cotter-Crate

    I see there has been a new sheep handling clamp launched a few weeks ago. Made in Ireland out of stainless steel and looks to have a drop floor so sheep are suspended like in a conveyor. They claim that you can handle ewes and lambs together, which is one of the downsides of the CombiClamp IMO...
  6. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Top tips for offsetting spiralling input costs by maximising the use of fibre

    Pasture to profit consultant, Piers Badnall and Lallemand technical sales support, Lientjie Colahanoutline some of the key areas which could help offset rising external costs. 1. Ways to graze grass efficiently Even with the rising cost of fertilisers, grass remains the cheapest feed source...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Co. Down agronomist, Richard Owens, has confirmed a significant increase in the cereal acreage grown in Northern Ireland this year. He told Agriland: “In the case of the farmers that I am working with, the figure the region of 10%. Most of the...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Study: Heat stress causing milk yield loss in cows

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland A study conducted in the UK has determined that heat stress in dairy cows may be causing significant milk yield loss. As a result, the study determined this may be leading to significant financial loss on dairy farms in both housed and grazing systems...
  9. KW Alternative Feeds

    Feedcast Special - NovaPro

    Today’s Feedcast special covers everything you need to know about NovaPro. A high rumen bypass rape expeller that provides a sustainable and cost effective solution to meeting the protein requirements of high performing cows. NovaPro is made from 100% British grown rapeseed which undergoes hot...
  10. box

    LIC CellSense/Saber SCC - Any good?

    Evening Anyone familiar with this system? I've just come across some second hand LIC CellSense units (and the 24v power supply) at a very, very sharp price. No idea if they work or not, but I'm prepared to take a punt. What kind of reagent do they run on? Is the cheap CMT (or what we call...
  11. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Dairy producer benefits from taking more frequent, higher quality cuts of grass

    Carmarthenshire dairy producer explains how he has used pre-cut grass testing to help improve silage quality and milk production. Making the decision to take a first cut of silage in April has paid dividends for Kevin Jones, Carmarthenshire dairy producer at Talfan Farm, St Clears. Also...
  12. will6910

    Sheep issues

    Ok, I know I have asked many times before about milk issues and general issues. But this year is affecting me badly. Maybe a brief startinf post but I shall add to it all as time comes. Issues this year so far are, ewes milking really badly, which resulted in low colostrum. Thst in turn...
  13. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Getting the most out of grazing this spring

    Getting the most out of grazing this spring Harnessing the full value of grass at turnout provides a prime opportunity for dairy farmers to boost margins and will prove particularly crucial this year as input costs remain at an all-time high.
  14. Agriland RSS

    The effect of myostatin on suckler progeny

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Myostatin is a term some suckler farmers will be quite familiar with, while others may have never heard of it. In recent years, further research has been carried out on myostatin to understand its effect on progeny from the suckler herd. Myostatin is a...
  15. J

    10 in 7 milking + summer diet

    So, following on from my posts in all things dairy I'm considering 10 in 7 milking for a variety of reasons. As of now I think it could solve a lot of my problems, even as a temporary solution (may go back to 2 x a day in a couple of years time when I have enough cows to pay someone full time)...
  16. Corteva Updates

    Recognition for maize dent hybrids bred for UK climate

    Recognition for maize dent hybrids bred for UK climate The benefits of new generation dent type maize hybrids are being recognised in a specific Pioneer brand. Pioneer dent hybrids containing a high level of available starch and silage yield gain the new M3 branding. For farmers, these...
  17. Corteva Updates

    Safeguarding milk production through choice of maize variety

    Safeguarding milk production through choice of maize variety With research showing every 1% reduction in faecal starch can produce an extra 0.35 litres milk/cow, finding a way to use maize starch more efficiently makes good business sense. Nearly all maize grown in the UK is the flint type...
  18. Corteva Updates

    Recognition for maize dent hybrids bred for UK climate

    Recognition for maize dent hybrids bred for UK climate The benefits of new generation dent type maize hybrids are being recognised in a specific Pioneer brand. Pioneer dent hybrids containing a high level of available starch and silage yield gain the new M3 branding. For farmers, these...
  19. Corteva Updates

    Safeguarding milk production through choice of maize variety

    Safeguarding milk production through choice of maize variety With research showing every 1% reduction in faecal starch can produce an extra 0.35 litres milk/cow, finding a way to use maize starch more efficiently makes good business sense. Nearly all maize grown in the UK is the flint type...
  20. spark_28

    which sheep feed ?

    currently on 19% ewe rolls. want to up the feed of the poorer sheep/ones carrying twins. sheep in good nick are just going to carry on as they are. they have access to decent hay aswell do i change to this or the bottom one. CRUDE OIL & FAT 3.6% CRUDE PROTEIN 19.8% CRUDE FIBRE...
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