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  1. Agriland RSS

    Helping break the cycle of disease at calving with effective biosecurity

    Written by Agriland Team Calving for any dairy farmer means late nights, early mornings and lots of hard work. So, it is vital that after all the hard work, farmers have the right conditions ready for the arrival of new calves. Effective and easy to follow biosecurity ensures optimum health and...
  2. Farm Business RSS

    Testing maize silage to maximise bypass starch benefit

    Written by Lydia Turner Testing maize silage more regularly can help maximise the benefits of bypass starch and reduce the potential threat of acidosis. New maize silage tests from Eurofins can measure the extent to which bypass starch has degraded in the clamp to help prevent unnecessary...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Don’t forget to monitor BSC post calving

    Written by Agriland Team Rapid body condition score (BCS) loss post-calving can cause health implications or failure to go back in-calf in the future. BCS loss is due to cows entering a negative energy balance post-calving; as a cow’s dry matter intake fails to meet her energy requirements. In...
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    A chlorine-free wash programme for robots, milking equipment and bulk milk tanks

    Written by Agriland Team UK dairy farmers are beginning to recognise the benefits of using a chlorine-free wash programme as part of their daily cleaning routines, in order to disinfect and clean their milking machine and bulk tanks as part of a robust and effective parlour hygiene routine...
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    Calving at 24 months for optimum economic and lifetime performance

    Written by Agriland Team In order to maintain dairy herd size and performance, it is necessary to have a good supply of quality heifers to replace cows that have to be culled. Gavin Duffy, a College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairying adviser, states: “Age at first...
  6. Great In Grass

    Barenbrug more than a century of knowledge and experience in grass innovation

    With more than a century of knowledge and experience in grass innovation, meaning you'll be dealing with a company that understands grass, so you can rest easy with the knowledge that a quality product will be delivered for you. About Barenbrug UK HISTORY Established in the UK in 1983...
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    Accelerated milk replacer rates will boost calves’ life-long milking ability

    Written by Agriland Team According to College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairy advisor Gary Duffy, accelerated calf replacer feeding rates can positively impact on dairy heifers’ genetic potential to produce milk on a life-long basis. He said: “Research evidence suggests...
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    NI young farmer named as NEWBIE Award finalist

    Written by Rachel Martin A Northern Ireland young farmer with a focus on increasing his milk from forage has made the final three of a UK-wide award for new entrants to agriculture. Matthew Adams joins Aweside Farm (England), Teleri Fielden (Wales), and Tomnah’a Market Garden (Scotland) on the...
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    Soya feed alternative scoops Royal Dairy Innovation Award

    Written by Agriland Team A UK-grown sustainable feed that can replace soya in dairy cow rations has scooped this year’s Royal Dairy Innovation Award at Dairy-Tech Online. NovaPro from Trident Feeds is a high energy rumen-protected protein made from UK rapeseed. With proven performance benefits...
  10. Farm Business RSS

    UK-grown soya feed alternative scoops Royal Dairy innovation award

    Written by John Swire A UK-grown sustainable feed that can replace soya in dairy cow rations has scooped this year’s Royal Dairy Innovation Award at Dairy-Tech Online yesterday (Wednesday 10 February). NovaPro from Trident Feeds is a high energy rumen-protected protein made from UK rapeseed...
  11. Wynnstay

    Launching Wynnstay Restore 5+, a new mycotoxin binder

    Restore 5+ is a new mycotoxin binder for use in 2021 dairy rations, available exclusively through Wynnstay. It is the first of its kind in the UK market, it offers complete mycotoxin binding and immune support, with 5 scientifically proven modes of action. It’s widely known that mycotoxins can...
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    How much grass should I offer freshly-calved cows?

    Written by Agriland Team The grazing season will soon be starting on many farms, so to ensure farmers have enough grass to make it to the magic day it is important to ensure cows’ dry matter (DM) intake is controlled. Cows calving onto a grass-based diet will eat a total DM intake of 8-10kg...
  13. Wynnstay

    Launching Wynnstay Restore 5+, a new mycotoxin binder

    Restore 5+ is a new mycotoxin binder for use in 2021 dairy rations, available exclusively through Wynnstay. It is the first of its kind in the UK market, it offers complete mycotoxin binding and immune support, with 5 scientifically proven modes of action. It’s widely known that mycotoxins can...
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    Why milk 2 cows when one Holstein will do?

    Written by Agriland Team Co. Down dairy farmer Charlie Weir is in the middle of his second year as chairman of Holstein Northern Ireland (NI). Pedigree Holstein herd owners now account for half of the milk produced in the north and this figure is likely to grow during the period ahead...
  15. J

    Student research about silage

    Hi there! I am a final year student agriculture student at the RAU in Cirencester and for my dissertation I am conducting research into the supposed benefits of multicut grass silage over the traditional 3/4 cut system to see if in reality it is as good as its cracked up to be. I am looking...
  16. organicguy

    Jersey cross/ purebreds, costs, outputs?

    Costing up a slight change in policy and feel confident some figures from the collective will be more accurate than books! Please can you put some figures on my ? below. Value pure Jersey bull calf, JxF, JxBB Jersey cull cow? x cull cow? Jersey output, autumn block, 1t cake? Some idea of milk...
  17. zsnotdead

    Worming dairy cows

    Is there any advantage to worming cows at drying off time,would 1st calf heifers do any better with worming at drying off. Would it only reduce the cows natural immunity to worms . Never wormed cows before or seen the need
  18. Farm Business RSS

    Maintain new technology or risk disruption

    Written by John Swire The Milking Equipment Association (MEA) is advising dairy farmers to plan carefully when implementing new technology to avoid any disruption caused by poorly fitted or maintained equipment. “Each year Dairy-Tech demonstrates the leaps the industry has made, but we are...
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    Practical and economic alternatives to the feeding of palm fat derivatives

    Written by John Swire With some retailers already banning the use of palm oil and its derivatives in feeds for their dairy producers, farmers must seek alternative options to help maintain productivity in herds without them, warns nutritional supplement manufacturer UFAC-UK. With affordability...
  20. waterbuffalofarmer

    Water buffalo produce

    I know that some of you have been waiting for me to say when the mozzarella/other products will be ready to sell. Well, here goes. As of 2 weeks ago everything has been signed off, so hopefully in a few months, when more milk is available, we will be selling mozzarella/bottled milk and such...
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