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No, after all the costs it is seldom the best payer. Over the last 5 years OSR is consistently top, then hay, then oats. I'm generally fine to give anything a go but I dont want to be combining in October really. This year has shown that for spring crops it is seedbed conditions, moisture and generally drying soil / warmth that makes them perform, not getting them in 2nd week of Feb.


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Very excited to say that DD grass has worked well, and will be dessicating the direct drilled OSR on Wednesday. Have also drilled spring linseed this year into a cover crop :)

Have also bought Mzuri drill for this next year, so will go between that and the vaderstad as conditions allow. Currently thinking how we can put fert on the front linkage and pipe it to the Mzuri.

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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...