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September 2017

Maize silage – protect the investment

By Wynnstay Arable Team 2 years ago

With a high dry matter and starch content, maize silage is prone to aerobic spoilage and the financial value of the resultant losses can be quite considerable. This is something which livestock producers, who are looking to make the most out of home-grown forage, will want to avoid – especially as commodity prices are becoming more volatile.

Calf housing: improve the basics to maximise returns.

By Sandy.Wilson 2 years ago

As a country, the UK prides itself as having one of the highest welfare standards where all of the basic needs of farmed animals are met.  Over the last few years, production has increased which has included the installation of new parlours, adult cow housing and slurry storage.  All this is to meet the demand of the consumer, but often, one thing that has remained the same is calf housing.

Starting with the soil

By Wynnstay Arable Team 2 years ago

The first thing to consider when looking at the finer details of grassland management is whether you have a full understanding of your soil and its nutritional status. If the answer is no, then to get the maximum benefit from a reseed or established leys, I would always advise checking the soil structure and sampling on a field-by-field basis. This will help to determine important factors such as the pH of your soil which is essential for nutrient availability, as well as the current levels of N, P, K and other elements.

Watch this space! Two top yielding feed wheats for drilling this autumn

By Richard.Torr 2 years ago

RGT Universe and RGT Gravity are both candidates for next year’s Recommended List and offer huge yield potential for feed wheat growers and, for those who are looking to be one step ahead of the game, they are available for drilling this autumn.

Getting ready for maize harvest

By Simon Pope 2 years ago

As September arrives thoughts turn towards the maize harvest, which in favourable areas is now almost upon us. A great deal of time and money is invested in growing a top-quality crop, avoid falling at the final hurdle and ensure the same level of attention to detail is applied as the crop is ensiled.