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.
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...