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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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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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