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March 2017

HiGreen and HiBloom hit Wynnstay shelves

By Wynnstay Arable Team 2 years ago

April sees the launch of new wildflower seed and amenity seed brands for Wynnstay. HiBloom and HiGreen will now be available both online and in Wynnstay stores nationwide.

Blog of an Agronomist in North Yorkshire 24/03/17

By Carl Taylor 2 years ago

After spending the winter months writing fertiliser plans, budgeting and attending technical meetings, my phone is now starting to ring with questions around nitrogen application.

Feed your reseed to achieve full value

By Wynnstay Arable Team 2 years ago

Modern grass varieties and high quality mixtures have the potential to deliver superior yields and excellent feed values, but often grassland management and basic nutrition is overlooked, and new leys fail to deliver their full value.

Colostrum and its importance to new calves

By Eimear Diamond 2 years ago

As times change and farming becomes an ever more competitive business, farmers are all striving to get the best and the most from their calves. The first and most important factor in a calf’s first hours of life is colostrum. 

Lamb Milk Replacer - Getting It Right

By Ceri 2 years ago

When, how and how much are frequent queries when it comes to feeding milk replacer to lambs. Getting this right can be the key to raising healthy, profitable lambs.

Review: Fresh Cow Workshops

By Alasdair Taylor 2 years ago

The Wynnstay Fresh Cow Workshops were held w/c 6th March in Carmarthen, Ledbury, Shifnal and Shrewsbury.

Improving Suckler Beef Efficiency

By Wynnstay Sheep & Beef Team 2 years ago

This article will outline the key factors that influence the profitability of suckler beef systems in Ireland. It has been adapted from a reproduced report courtesy of Teagasc.

Your Guide to Overseeding this Spring

By Wynnstay Arable Team 2 years ago

Overseeding 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.

Benefits of reseeding - reaching your forage potential

By Wynnstay Arable Team 2 years ago

Reseeding an existing ley can lead to a significant return on investment. Within several years ‘weed grasses’ will ingress into a sward – particularly if the field has experienced poaching or after a hard winter. These ‘weed grasses’ have poor quality characteristics compared to ryegrass varieties from the Recommended List. These include poor digestibility and a poorer response to fertiliser, as well as not converting to meat and milk as efficiently as ryegrass.

Preventing Twin Lamb Disease

By Ceri 2 years ago

Elevated energy demands placed on pregnant ewes in late gestation mean sheep can lose condition and suffer from twin lamb disease. This produces ketones as fat reserves are used as an energy source as opposed to glucose in the blood stream.