Getting grass right for the rest of the summer

With the fine spell of weather most farmers thoughts turn to first cut silage and the work load it brings. While it is important to ensile top quality winter forage do not take the eye off the ball when it comes to grass on the grazing platform, as this is your feed source for the […]

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Grassland management

With GrassCheck predicting peak growth rates this week – have you got surplus grass on your farm? Andrew explains the benefits of baling paddocks that are too strong to graze.

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Grass measuring: Pre-covers

As we cannot visit farms in person due to current lockdown restrictions we are having to use alternative methods to provide technical advice and discuss topical issues happening on farms across the country at present. If you can spare a few minutes join John Anderson one of our Ruminant Nutrition Advisers walking paddocks and measuring […]

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Utilising grass – The cheapest source of feed on the farm.

By Andrew McMenamin, Ruminant Nutrition Adviser Spring is upon us and after a long winter on most farm attention has turned to grass and letting cows out to graze that grass.But why risk letting cows out to lush swards and changing their diet when things are settled indoors, and we can maintain and regulate feeding […]

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Effective grassland management is now a year-round commitment

By Alan Boyd – Ruminant Nutrition Adviser For the most part, autumn calving cows were dried off in good condition this year. This meant that milk producers had little trouble in making sure cows were holding at a body condition score of between 2.75 and 3.0 prior to calving. Post calving, however, a significant number […]

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Spring has sprung

The 2019 grazing season is now well under way in many parts of the country. Grazed grass still represents the cheapest feed source on farm and with the correct management can drastically improve milk produced from forage and overall feed efficiency and profitability.

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