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Don’t Let the Next Generation Slip over Summer

By Bethany May 2 days ago

Transition cows are the next generation of milking cows in your herd, so every effort should be made to ensure that they have the best transition into milking and become profitable long-term herd members. Just letting one thing slip under the radar - such as diet, or space allocation - can unknowingly cause costly health problems later on.

Fertiliser Update- May 2019

By Dave Mitchell 7 days ago

2019 has brought with it some very unusual weather patterns, with temperatures in the 20’s in February followed by frosts in April, crops have looked very varied.

Feeding Calves

By Eimear Diamond 14 days ago

When we think of feeding calves, the first thing that comes to mind is often milk. As Calf Specialists, we have often focused on the pre-weaned calf. The milk feeding stage is of great importance, and sets the calf up for life. However, the weaning and post weaning phase also requires attention.

The first 60-70 days of life are a golden opportunity to exploit the genetic potential of your calves. The weaning period and the days following are also an opportunity that we need to make the most of.

Making Full Use of the Rumen

By Iwan Vaughan 15 days ago

Ruminants are fascinating creatures. What sets them apart from monogastric organisms with one simple stomach, is that they possess a huge fermentation chamber - the rumen. The rumen is full of a microbial population made up of bacteria, protozoa and fungi. This microbial population is able to break down forage and raw materials, that aren’t edible for humans into essential nutrients that can be used for body function and performance.

Parasite Watch

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 19 days ago

The UK's Comprehensive Parasite Tracking Service. Working with 24 farms to bring you the latest parasite risk information for your area.

Arable Event 2019- Book your free ticket online today!

By Wynnstay Arable Team 21 days ago

This year the Arable Event 2019 will take place on June 19th, 10am to 5pm, at the established trial plots at Weston Under Lizard, near to Junction 3 of the M54.

Register for your free tickets online and we will enter you into our free prize draw to win a Barbour Jacket of your choice* Click here to book tickets www.thearableevent.co.uk/tickets

Do Your Sums Before Buying the Feed You Need

By Mark Price 29 days ago

We are coming out of one of the toughest winters in terms of forage stocks in recent memory and although the grass is not blowing in the wind quite yet, there is light at the end of the tunnel. It is time to be planning forage stocks.

Investing in Your Soil and Getting the Basics Right Will Aid Crop Quality and Yield

By Paul Crump 1 month ago

We are facing unprecedented times, and farming along with other industries are having to ensure their businesses are as well positioned as they can be to manage the impact our withdrawal from the EU in whatever form that might be, will have.

The engine room and lifeblood of any farm is the soil, an element that has the potential to impact greatly on farm profitability. Knowing the fertility of your soils is key in determining the most efficient and cost-effective choices that should be made when using both fertilisers and manures.

Quality Forage Starts with Selecting the Right Mixture

By Adam Simper 2 months ago

A key factor in producing quality forage is a carefully planned reseeding programme revolving around the core principle that you should aim to reseed 15% of the farm each year.

It is estimated that reseeding costs £250/ acre, making it a major investment, which requires attention to detail throughout the process. The starting point to this is selecting the right grass seed mixture which will suit your end requirements.

Fertiliser Update- April 2019

By David Mitchell 2 months ago

Having seen some unseasonably high temperatures in February and March, the weather in the first week of April seems to be more in line with seasonal norms. As predicted prices have eased back, and the availability for CF product has improved, but not surprisingly following the period of good weather, supply has been outstripped by demand.