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Durry cows

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Location
Derbyshire
Regarding grass covers/quality how many litres is everyone doing from grazed grass at the moment? Not managed to get to 25l from it this year rightly or wrongly prefer grazing “stronger” covers typically 3200 which on our late perennials seems to be where the 3 leaf stage is at. Currently 26/7 litres on 3kg so 20/21 from grass mostly autumn calved some spring might hit 28/day again when the sun comes out! :cool:
 

Jdunn55

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Thanks for all the advice, still not sure what the best thing to do regarding levels of milk is because half the advice is carry on, the other half is cut it back!

On the plus side I think I might have saves the first calf that's has gone down with it! Crypto 12: me 1

And in more exciting news, guess who's calving!?
 

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Farmer Keith

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Location
North Cumbria
Thanks for all the advice, still not sure what the best thing to do regarding levels of milk is because half the advice is carry on, the other half is cut it back!

On the plus side I think I might have saves the first calf that's has gone down with it! Crypto 12: me 1

And in more exciting news, guess who's calving!?
I’d try 2l am and pm and build them up slowly for the next 10 calves or so then reassess. You’ve nothing to lose.
 
Location
cumbria
Regarding grass covers/quality how many litres is everyone doing from grazed grass at the moment? Not managed to get to 25l from it this year rightly or wrongly prefer grazing “stronger” covers typically 3200 which on our late perennials seems to be where the 3 leaf stage is at. Currently 26/7 litres on 3kg so 20/21 from grass mostly autumn calved some spring might hit 28/day again when the sun comes out! :cool:

26/7 here @4.6/3.6. Well before and after my failed experiment 🙈.
Feeding 4kg of 18% tho.
Starting 2nd round now so components may not be as strong in a day or 2
 

Homesy

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Location
North West Devon
Thanks for all the advice, still not sure what the best thing to do regarding levels of milk is because half the advice is carry on, the other half is cut it back!

On the plus side I think I might have saves the first calf that's has gone down with it! Crypto 12: me 1

And in more exciting news, guess who's calving!?
Have you tried Crypt-occur from Berrys Agriculture ?
It works well for us.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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