Spring crops really struggling

Honest john

And then a rubbish year the next year as you have put your customers off and they are now using pre prepared imported stuff.
That's the way it works.
When seed is ordered you budget for Ave yield.
The season gives you a big or small yield the price takes the strain.

We like to think we can control events with Irrigation feeds etc but we can't make much difference.

Should contact prices rise then the area could grow but pigs could fly.

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How to mitigate heat stress in cattle

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Written by John Swire

With temperatures forecast to rise above 25°C, cattle producers should be prepared to mitigate the negative effects of heat stress on their beef and dairy animals.

“Cattle are fairly comfortable when the ambient temperature is between 15°C and 25°C over the summer months but if the thermometer rises significantly, production performance will start to suffer,” warns Jacob Lakin from Azelis Animal Nutrition.

“This is because both a milk production and growing beef animal will start to divert energy away from production performance towards keeping cool. You’ll notice if a cow is struggling during a summer heatwave because she will start to salivate heavily and pant...