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January 2016

Lambing Guide 2016

By Wynnstay Agriculture 4 years ago

Lambing time is a crucial period for sheep farmers. Maximising the health and productivity of the future flock is vital to the success and sustainability of your farm.

Amazing Maize!

By Mark Price 4 years ago

Maize is becoming an ever more common crop, grown across all types of sites. As dairy businesses grow and farms specialise, maize is fast becoming the crop of choice to grow on contract, sell on or the best way of utilising extra ground and for good reason.

Healthy Soil is Key for Quality Forage Production

By Huw McConochie 4 years ago

Every 1,000 litres increase in milk from forage will be worth around £100 of gross margin per cow regardless of production system. Forage is the foundation

DTSmetrics - Helping your herd perform better!

By Wynnstay Dairy News 4 years ago

It is now 7 years since Alex Bach (2008) characterised the most influential non-nutritional factors that accounted for over half the variation in milk production levels between herds fed the same diet and of similar genetic merit. Most dairies however, are still not recognising all these factors as being significant, and applying management changes to address them.

Measuring Performance and Intakes

By Iwan Vaughan 4 years ago

The Williams family from Gwythrian, Aberdaron, have seen dramatic improvemIMG_0564ents in carcass weight gain by controlling costs, predominantly monitoring DLWG and intakes to improve performance and efficiency. Alan Williams farms with his wife Catrin and three sons, Dafydd, Will and Ieuan, at Gwythrian. Alan has seen a huge benefit in monitoring animal performance through each stage of beef production. Along with monitoring animal performance, intakes and costs are controlled after purchasing their Keenan 320 Mech Fibre.