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Spring Re-seeds – key to profitable home-grown forage

By Adam Simper 12 days ago

Spring focus should turn onto managing existing grassland and assessing which fields need to be re-seeded or over seeded.

To ensure that you are using the correct grass seed mixture for your management system, get in touch with a Wynnstay specialist.

Fertiliser Update - March 2020

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager 13 days ago

With the delays that have been experienced getting on to the land this spring don’t forget to ensure the nutrient requirement of your soil and plants is calculated in the dash to get crops planted or animals turned out.

UK spring seed supply under pressure

By Wynnstay Arable Team 13 days ago

Wynnstay combinable crops manager, Jonathan Baxendale, says current predictions are that around only 55% of winter cereals have been drilled nationwide. And, with many of these struggling to establish, there is concern over limited spring seed availability.

Maize guide: things to consider pre-drilling

By Dr Simon Pope 24 days ago

As we approach the beginning of the 2020 maize growing season, there are a few important things to consider pre-drilling in order to achieve a quality crop. We normally think about the effect of weather during the growing season, but this year the excess winter rainfall will also need to be taken into account.

Managing Spring Born Heifers at Grass

By Jessica Yeomans, Calf & Youngstock Specialist 1 month ago

Our advice on how you get your spring born heifers to grow, and keep growing!

With the spring calving season upon us it is important to think ahead to the imminent grazing season and how to get the calves born this spring (Feb-April) to grow well and efficiently.

Reducing the spring rise

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 1 month ago

Control of the spring rise using CYDECTIN® Long Acting Injection for sheep was determined to be highly effective in a recent study. The study investigated the impact of utilising persistent and non-persistent treatments to control the spring rise.

Are you on the multi-cut road?

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager 1 month ago

We all know the reasons for taking a 2 or 3 cut silage system to 4 or 5 cuts; better grass quality and higher yields to increase output from forage, and if you’re not doing it already, you’ve probably dismissed is it as an option for your business or are thinking of moving in that direction.

​Take no chances with your maize crop in 2020

By Dr Simon Pope 1 month ago

Top questions to ask yourself this March to maximise the potential of your maize crop.

Capitalising on Increased Scanning Percentages

By Laura Monk 1 month ago

We are currently welcoming a rocketing trade for both ewes and lambs with prices here in the South West consistently reaching 3 figures. Scanning percentages going into this lambing season have seen an average increase of 10 – 15% following the effects of the tough spring and dry summer in 2018.

Fertiliser Update - February 2020

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager 2 months ago

As another weather front blows in across the whole of the UK and with cropping still unsure in a lot of areas, the thought of fertiliser applications may be at the back of grower’s mind.