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 […]
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.
Alan Boyd discussing first cut as it’s being mowed at his Dad’s farm in Straid, Ballyclare.
While the world copes with the current Coronavirus pandemic, farmers are getting on with producing our food in the most effective and efficient way they can. As we find ourselves in May, most farmers in Northern Ireland will harvest their first cut of silage for the 2020 season and thought will turn to growing second […]
Forage waste continues to be a major factor reducing efficiency of forage use and leading to higher purchased feed costs on dairy farms. Bryan Buckley from Lallemand Animal Nutrition argues that the opportunity to reduce forage waste needs to be improved to help dairy production become more profitable. “Reducing forage waste is the quickest and […]
According to United Feeds’ nutritionist Jenny Hamilton, the start of the 2020 silage season is less than a fortnight away for some. Farmers in the east tend to get started that little bit earlier than their colleagues in other parts of Northern Ireland. However, in some parts of the west, it’s noticeable that grass swards […]
Our team at United Feeds have introduced several changes in the last few weeks to ensure the safety of employees, drivers and customers. New procedures implemented ensure there is minimum risk of direct contact with people at site or when feed is being delivered to farms. Within the mills, shift teams have been setup so […]
Andrew McMenamin measuring grass at his home farm outside Castlefinn, Co Donegal – discussing the benefits he finds it brings.
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 […]
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 […]
By Andrew Fyffe – Business Development Advisor According to Sam Chesney, the highly respected suckler beef producer from the Ards Peninsula, it should be possible to save up to £200 on every beef animal finished in Northern Ireland. He made the comment while speaking at a recent meeting for beef finishers, hosted by United Feeds. […]
In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to protect our customers and members of staff we would ask that you follow the following protocol. 1. If you, a member of your family or farm staff are experiencing symptoms potentially linked to Covid-19, please follow the advice from the Public Health Agency (www.publichealth.hscni.net) and […]