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Heat Stress - The New Normal?

By Wynnstay Dairy Team 12 days ago

The last few years have produced some challenging weather conditions for UK dairy farmers, with predictions suggesting extreme weather events may become more common place.With summer approaching, Wynnstay and QLF look at how molasses can help reduce your heat stress losses.

Introducing Autumn Seeds 2020

By Wynnstay Arable Team 27 days ago

We go into autumn 2020 with the optimism that we can put autumn 2019 behind us. The challenging wet weather from the end of September 2019 up until March has severely hampered autumn drilling and some crops have struggled with the conditions. There has been a significant increase in spring cropping which, although doesn’t have the yield potential of autumn-sown, there is hope that the lower inputs can still lead to profitable crops.

Pay Close Attention to Maize Crop Nutrition to Reap Rewards at Harvest

By Dr Simon Pope 1 month ago

Growers are being urged to ensure crops receive adequate nutrition throughout the growing season, to make sure they reach their full potential.

Dr Simon Pope, Wynnstay crop protection manager, says ideally the nutrient inputs for sowing and establishment will already have been applied, and plans should be made regarding the nutrition of the crop throughout the rest of the season.

Fertiliser Update - June 2020

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager 1 month ago

New season AN prices were launched in the UK at the end of May. Prices are approximately £50/t cheaper than last year's launch and nearly £40/t cheaper than the levels they were trading at recently.

New head of dairy services at Wynnstay

By Wynnstay Dairy Team 2 months ago

Wynnstay is delighted to announce the appointment of David Howard as its new head of dairy services.

Overseeing the team of specialists, David will be responsible for driving a new strategy for Wynnstay’s dairy services, while continuing to provide the best advice, support and products for customers.

Wynnstay Stores reopening this week

By Wynnstay Country Stores 2 months ago

Following a review of our current procedures, the decision has been made to open a number of Wynnstay stores, safety measures will be in place to protect both staff and customers.

Oilseed Rape variety overview for 2020

By Jonathan Baxendale, Combinable Seed Product Manager 2 months ago

Oilseed rape has had a multitude of challenges on farm, particularly surrounding establishment with issues regarding moisture and cabbage stem flea beetle. On the back of this breeders are selecting more vigorous varieties and there are seed treatments available which have been all been shown to aid early establishment.

Contamination of Colostrum

By Millie Hendy, Calf & Youngstock Specialist 2 months ago

Colostrum management is the key aspect to any successful calf rearing system. We know the importance of feeding our calves colostrum quickly (within 2 hours of birth), quality (>50mg/l) and quantity (10% of birthweight) but do we know the detrimental effect of the contamination within colostrum if we were to leave it standing after harvesting.

The Benefits of Good Worm Control

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 2 months ago

As protein demand increases worldwide, efficiency in production is crucial to meet this challenge. Internal parasites are the greatest cause of lost production in grazed ruminants, so their management and control are vital to enable sustainable production from pasture.

Buy local, Buy British, Support Sustainable Agriculture

By Eimear Diamond, Regional Sales Manager - Midlands, Youngstock Procurement Manager 3 months ago

It is no secret to everyone in agriculture that public perception is putting increasing pressure on running a more sustainable enterprise.

It is fair to say that we have a responsibility to not only be the most sustainably efficient farms possible, but also to publicise and educate the general public.