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September 2015

Over Seeding

By Wynnstay Arable Team 4 years ago

Over seeding is a very simple but effective way to rejuvenate old or damaged grass leys without the cost of a complete reseed. Increases in yield and quality can be achieved without ploughing and the time spent out of production can be reduced. Over seeding could be the way forward for you.

The Importance of Reseeding

By Wynnstay Arable Team 4 years ago

Over several years “weed grasses” will ingress into any sward after poaching or a hard winter. These “weed grasses” have very poor quality characteristics compared to modern day perennials. They have poor digestibility i.e. they do not convert to meat or milk as efficiently as a perennial and they have poorer response to fertiliser. As the Grassland Research Institute at Hurley showed after 8 years more than half the original sown species have died out.

Straw-based feed from 70s making unexpected comeback with UK dairy farmers

By Wynnstay Dairy Team 4 years ago

A straw-based product first popular in the 70s is making an unexpected comeback due to a combination of modern extended grazing techniques and highly fermentable TMR diets.

The alkalinity and nutritional content of nutritionally improved straw (NIS) appear to be able to balance modern diets to reduce include of sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA) and increase dry matter intake.

Wynngold Calf Milk Powder, Supporting British Farmers

By Rebecca Richards 4 years ago

Supporting British Milk must take place at all ends of the supply chain to increase margins for all. We offer a range of Wynngold Milk Powders produced in Britain, working with companies such as Volac who manufacture our Wynngold Stellar at the Felinfach Factory in South Wales.

Volac take 50% of the UK’s liquid whey, sourced from British Cheese producers. Taking liquid whey from creameries such as the Haverfordwest plant and producing quality calf milk powder at their factory in Felinfach means that you can be assured your milk powder has come from a British company which uses British ingredients which support British farmers.

Do you know where your milk comes from?

Look out for the GB mark on the back of your label and support British Milk.

Wynngold Stellar 23% 20%

Financial Implications of Poor Replacements

By Wynnstay Dairy News 5 years ago

Does your system support the successful rearing of dairy replacements? Or do you incur significant performance implications from your reared heifers?

A vital aspect of any dairy business is replacement performance. Several problems can occur during replacement rearing, each of which have significant performance implications that reduce the financial gain available.