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August 2018

Mineral Deficiencies

By Nia Davies 1 years ago

The recent drought has caused many problems for farmers across Britain, those of which I need not to mention and painfully remind farmers of. However, the hot weather pattern has broken, and we have been reminded of what rain is and its ability to grow grass. With this comes the possible problem of mineral deficiencies. Of course, quantity of minerals and trace elements in grass does depend on soil type, botanical composition, fertilisation of the pasture and growth stage but weather conditions also affect this greatly.

Planning ahead is a top priority for weed control

By Wynnstay Arable Team 1 years ago

Planning ahead is a top priority for weed control

Effects on Body Condition for Next Lactation

By Alasdair Taylor 2 years ago

After the hottest and driest summer in a generation and feed stocks at an all-time low, cows are at risk of being too thin. Body condition scoring is the best way to measure cow condition and gives an indication of energy status.

Wynnstay Calf & Youngstock Convention 2018

By Rebecca Richards 2 years ago

Bringing leading industry experts together to enhance the learning experience for rearing better, healthier and more profitable calves.

Autumn Re-seeding - Q&A with Adam Simper

By Anna.Roberts 2 years ago

Quality grass is a cost-effective part of feeding and regular reseeding ensures that the required nutritional value of the ley is maintained. New leys can help deliver a 33% increase in yield in the first year compared to a typical old sward, and in a drought year this can increase up to 50%.

Combating Heat Stress is a Necessity

By Rachel Gardner 2 years ago

Signs of heat stress include panting more than 80 breaths per minute, reduced laying times and activity, with cows seeking shade. Dry Matter Intake (DMI) decreases, 68-78 DMI will drop 9.6% (Bouraoui et al) and decline in milk production.

Fertiliser Update - August 2018

By Dave Mitchell 2 years ago

In the past week or so we have finally seen a break in the hot weather and some rain, albeit not enough to reverse the damage done. Fertiliser prices remain firm with UK producers with no sign of this changing in the short term.