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  1. M-J-G

    Red Clover

    Who's growing it, and what are the up/down sides. I'm wondering about feeding it to young stock and restricted to sucklers along with straw. TIA
  2. S

    Artificial milk??

    There's a tv advert showing something that looks like milk but isn't How is artificial milk made?
  3. 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...
  4. Headless chicken

    What to feed heifer calves this autumn?

    Historically we’ve always fed cake and straw and they’ve done very well and it suits our system as we’ve not got any fixed facilities for them so we can just use tubs and a ring feeder. with cake price climbing higher we need to consider the alternatives as see how others are doing it. We fed...
  5. J

    When to graze grass

    So following on from the discussion in all things dairy, when's the best time to graze grass? My butterfat is low - too low really, it was around 3.8-3.9 but has dropped over the past 10 days to 3.6 I can obviously increase that by feeding a fibre source which is what I'm doing currently as...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Mineral series: Do your cows suffer from Pica?

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Mineral Series in association with Terra NutriTECH In the last few weeks there has been a surge in reports from farms of cows eating stones, soil, plastic or any other random object they can find. While these cows may appear healthy, this behaviour can...
  7. Danllan

    Cattle to wear methane-catching face-masks...

    No it's not a wind up; an award's just been made (£50k) to see this superb idea promoted; will it happen? :unsure: https://www.rca.ac.uk/business/innovationrca/start-companies/zelp-zero-emissions-livestock-project/
  8. Agriland RSS

    Research highlights link between ruminant health and methane emissions

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland A new UK-based report has highlighted the role that reducing key endemic diseases in ruminants can play in reducing methane emissions by 30% by 2030. The report, ‘Acting on methane: opportunities for the UK cattle and sheep sectors’, details available...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Research highlights link between ruminant health and methane emissions

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland A new UK-based report has highlighted the role that reducing key endemic diseases in ruminants can play in reducing methane emissions by 30% by 2030. The report, ‘Acting on methane: opportunities for the UK cattle and sheep sectors’, details available...
  10. 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...
  11. Electricfencer

    Ewes not milking well

    I’m outside lambing and seem to have a far few 1 and 2 crop ewes lacking milk, they are very fit and plenty of grass, they where run on beet for 4 months and I’m thinking maybe they are lacking something. It’s not a major problem but am having to lift some of the twins off and would like to sort...
  12. TFF

    Rapid and widespread change needed to meet net zero targets for livestock 2022-04-19

    A report published by CIEL (Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock) has identified that greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced from the main livestock types by 23% and ammonia emissions by 15% if wide scale and highly effective mitigations are adopted across UK farms. Published this...
  13. Overby

    Using clay for farm track

    Morning, We have an old track running alongside one of our fields, it's had hardcore on in the past but is now just a boggy mess. We've been offered a load of clay for free (loads of it) and we're toying with building the track up with clay, levelling it off, then hardcoring the top. Ideally...
  14. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    New practical guide to help producers understand the full value of fibre

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition is launching a new practical guide to help farmers harness the full potential of fibre from forage, a crucial area of opportunity for those looking to build business resilience in the face of industry change and rising input costs. The Forward with Fibre guide sets...
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. Northumberland

    Will sheep eat fodder beet in the feild with grass

    600 ewes on beet up till lambing then on to grass to lamb. Lifting excess to sell atm. Is it worth keeping some back to spread in lambing paddocks. Or will they ignore it to eat grass. 4-5cm of grass atm but sheep will get on top of it by the end of lambing
  18. Cowabunga

    Fertiliser price for those that miss it in Arable section

    Just had a price for Nitram. £955/ton for artic load and CF 24-8-8 plus sulphur at £905/ton, again artic loads. If you haven’t yet secured your Spring fertiliser needs, don’t leave too long. Delivery dates now stretch two to three weeks hence and there may not be any to order again soon. Yara...
  19. welger rp 220

    Protein Source

    With Soya in the £500s a tonne are there any cheaper alternatives to increase protein to mix with rolled oats/barley?
  20. CWS

    Ewes not doing at all.

    Looking for some advice. Wife's got a handful of zwartbles and this lambing has been a balls up. There's just no go about them, no intakes and not cleaning after lambing. There fit but wouldn't say fat. As soon as we brought them in they went off feed and haven't recovered. There adlib 1st cut...
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