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Cowcorn

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Mixed Farmer
@Cowcorn how much you feeding at grass? Nobody else on here will tell me.
At the minute 3 kilo to all .
When the weather settles down and the grass supply is more even i might drop a kilo but probably not !!!
As long as a kilo of meal is cheaper than a litre of milk you cant really lose
The few pound of meal at grass kept the cow right and was a cheap vet my late father reckoned and as i get older i realise he was right about that as he was about most things ,
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
It depends who you're working for?:D

It's a fair bit of meal, but it depends on your cows' potential. High yielding holsteins can soon turn into skeletons if you're not feeding them.
There not high yeilding holstiens. More middle of the road cows. Mabe pull a kilo off them this mornin and see how yeild goes
 

Agrifreak

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Mid Ulster
There not high yeilding holstiens. More middle of the road cows. Mabe pull a kilo off them this mornin and see how yeild goes
They're saying 20l from grass at the minute, then feed 1kg for every 2.5l above this.

30l = 20l from grass + 10 from nuts ( 10 divided by 2.5 = 4} or off their backs
40l = 20l from grass + 20 from nuts =8kgs

but will you get 20l from grass on a cold wet day?
 

The Agrarian

Member
Location
Co Antrim
You can adjust them a kilo here and there, but may not see it in production at this time, as the excess protein in the grass drives them on regardless. It's what happens to fertility and condition over the summer is the question.
 
@Cowcorn how much you feeding at grass? Nobody else on here will tell me.
It's all a big secret,we're feeding a snake in the parlour and a shake in the tmr, I'd say its a brave bit but I don't know,I'm not there
Guess 2.5kg through tmr, 4 to 6 in parlour, if I was starting again I'd certainly have a feed to yield packing in, too late now
 
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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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