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Making Youngstock Rearing Stack Up

By Mark Price Yesterday

The cost of growing beef for finishing, the store cattle market or for rearing dairy replacement heifers, can put huge financial pressure on your business. Whatever system employed, realising a sustainable profit once all costs are considered can be challenging. With increasing fixed costs, an ever-uncertain political landscape and opportunity cost of the assets used, it is as important as ever that operators remain as efficient as possible to generate profit.

​Cereal crops and grass yields are up this autumn

By Dave Mitchell 11 days ago

With yields on cereal crops widely being reported across the industry as much as 1 tonne higher per acre, (2.5 tonne per hectare) than last year, and grass yields certainly outstripping 2018, grain stores and silage clamps are looking fuller going into the winter this year.

Meet your local Arable Specialist, Charlie Dolphin

By Wynnstay Arable Team 13 days ago

Wynnstay’s Arable Specialist Charlie Dolphin is a familiar face to many of his Wynnstay customers. This is because he regularly went out travelling with his dad, Peter Dolphin, when he was just a toddler, as Peter drove around the country working as a finance broker, selling farm machinery.

Heifers Must Be the Correct Body Size, as Well as Age, at First Calving

By Jessica Cook 13 days ago

Holstein-Friesian heifers calving at 23 to 25 months of age have been shown to outperform later calving cows in terms of fertility, milk production and survival over their first 5 years of life.

Cost Implications of Imbalanced Finishing Rations

By Bethany May 15 days ago

With high numbers of dairy x beef calves entering the beef chain (and the current beef price not setting the world alight), it is important to consider potential finishing rations and their cost implications.

Considerations in the run-up to maize harvest

By Dr Simon Pope 18 days ago

Maize is a crop which responds well to careful management and it is also influenced by weather conditions during the entire growing season, explains Dr Simon Pope, Crop Protection Manager for Wynnstay.

Disease Focus On Mycoplasma

By Jessica Yeomans 21 days ago

A hot topic among many farmers and vets is the issue of Mycoplasma. With New Zealand enforcing an aggressive culling policy on infected cows it raises the questions; do we know enough about it? Are we being proactive? So it goes without saying that prevention is better than a cure, especially when discussing calf health and performance.

Wynnstay’s CracklessEgg™ can Revolutionise your Poultry Farm

By Jim Turner 25 days ago

Wynnstay have introduced the revolutionary CracklessEgg™technology to help their poultry feed customers save hundreds or even thousands of pounds in wasted, cracked eggs on their poultry farms.

Hygiene - Keeping Bacteria at Bay

By Wynnstay Dairy Team 1 month ago

The health of any animal relies on the balance between an internal immune system and the external challenges of viruses and bacteria.

Responsible Mineral Nutrition for Youngstock

By Anna Roberts 1 month ago

Whether our aim is to improve growth from our youngstock, improve feed conversion rates of our beef animals, or to just simply produce more milk from dairy cows, one sure way to enhance this is by increasing nutrient utilisation. This is a free tool - we just need to learn how to use it to our advantage.