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January 2019

Make Decisions Early on Spring Seed Varieties

By Wynnstay Arable Team 1 years ago

We are encouraging our growers to make spring seed decisions early, as popular varieties are likely to be in short supply.

Delayed drilling due to the ‘Beast from the East’ and little rainfall from May to August last year has impacted seed availability for 2019.

Feet Health; Digital Dermatitis in Heifers

By Alasdair Taylor 1 years ago

Digital Dermatitis (DD) is a highly infectious disease, with associated costs due to loss of production, ranging from £75 - £81 per case (N.Bell), so minimising its effects are a no brainer, especially as DD can be under diagnosed in many herds.

Spring seed shortages

By Wynnstay Arable Team 1 years ago

2018 was one of the most challenging for farming in the UK for a number of years, with many comparing it to the exceptionally dry harvest of 1976!

Fertiliser Update- January 2019

By David Mitchell 2 years ago

On a positive note, UK Nitrogen is finally being produced again and the price has eased back to be more in line with imported equivalents. However, availability continues to be a concern, with a large backlog of existing orders taking priority for production and delivery.

Farm Utilisation

By Mark Price 2 years ago

When we talk farm costings, farm efficiency, and performance monitoring, we need to talk about figures that are relevant to everyone and lead to tangible information, leading to informed decisions. We believe forage utilisation per ha (FUH) is the best figure to do this.