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June 2018

Is Yield Still King?

By Richard.Torr 1 years ago

For UK wheat growers, trying to decide between choosing a crop with high yield or a crop with good grain quality is not a new dilemma.

Research in the USA

By Jessica Charlton 1 years ago

Rosendale Dairy

A Stellar success at Pentrefelin

By Rebecca Richards 1 years ago

Irfon Jenkins, along with his brother Eurig and father Aeron farm 94 hectares, milking 400 and supplying First Milk. All replacement heifers are reared, and Friesian bulls/Belgian blue calves are sold at 8-16 days depending on breed. This year the family have experienced tremendous calf health.

We are on the cusp of a robot revolution

By Mark Price 1 years ago

In five years’ time, more farms will be installing robots than new parlours.

Reducing the Energy Gap

By Huw McConochie 1 years ago

Getting your cows and heifers out of negative energy balance sooner and getting them gaining weight earlier is the key to improved conception rates. A large-scale study of over 1887 Holstein dairy cows by Professor Paul Fricke of Wisconsin University, looked at the effect changes in liveweight on conception rate to first service. The cows on the trial were either losing weight, exhibiting no weight change or gaining weight. The study was a clear demonstration of the profound effect of weight changes in early lactation on conception rates in both cows and heifers (figure 1).

Heifer Grazing

By Iwan Vaughan 1 years ago

Following a challenging, late spring and now short or no supply of forage and straw stocks on many farms, grazing your youngstock is a sure-fire way to reduce costs and improve performance.

Weaning - Myth Busting

By Jessica Charlton 1 years ago

Myth 1 - “Calves don’t need water until weaning”

Fertiliser Market Update - June 18

By Dave Mitchell 1 years ago

In June, we are likely to see the release of CF’s ‘New Season’ nitrogen terms for 2018, therefore I would advise you to keep in close contact with your Wynnstay specialist or the fertiliser office team for any market updates.

Elevated Milk Feeding has the Potential to Effect End Carcass

By Eimear Diamond 1 years ago

Elevated Milk Feeding has the Potential to Effect End CarcassRecent years have seen research turn toward calf rearing and capitalising on the genetic potential of the animal; with a particular focus on dairy calves.

Measure to Monitor

By Sammy Howorth 1 years ago

Performance of calves can only be monitored if the time is taken to measure, directly or indirectly.