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May 2019

Even more Robust and Plentiful Autumnal Seeds to Choose From

By Jonathan Baxendale 2 months ago

Exciting additions to the ‘recommended list’ have raised the bar this year, in terms of both yield and disease resistance, making autumn seeds robust and plentiful.

KWS Extase has rightly been grabbing the majority of the headlines with its fantastic septoria tritici and extremely high untreated yield.

There has been such a great response to it, that there won’t be enough supply to meet demand this year.

Amino Acids in the Transition Period

By Ken March 2 months ago

An amino acid is the building block of protein and needed for many vital processes like the synthesis of hormones, neurotransmitters, and cell structures. There are twenty that are required, with ten of those called essential, because the cow cannot produce them herself.

Parasite Watch - 24th May 2019

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 2 months ago

For those of you that aren’t aware of Parasite Watch – it’s an initiative run by Zoetis Animal Health which is now in its fourth year, Parasite Watch works to provide real-time data on parasite burdens. They are working with 24 farms spread across the country in order to give a realistic view as to what’s going on in various areas of the UK. It’s the UKs most comprehensive parasite tracking service.

Don’t Let the Next Generation Slip over Summer

By Bethany May 2 months ago

Transition cows are the next generation of milking cows in your herd, so every effort should be made to ensure that they have the best transition into milking and become profitable long-term herd members. Just letting one thing slip under the radar - such as diet, or space allocation - can unknowingly cause costly health problems later on.

Fertiliser Update- May 2019

By Dave Mitchell 2 months ago

2019 has brought with it some very unusual weather patterns, with temperatures in the 20’s in February followed by frosts in April, crops have looked very varied.

Feeding Calves

By Eimear Diamond 2 months ago

When we think of feeding calves, the first thing that comes to mind is often milk. As Calf Specialists, we have often focused on the pre-weaned calf. The milk feeding stage is of great importance, and sets the calf up for life. However, the weaning and post weaning phase also requires attention.

The first 60-70 days of life are a golden opportunity to exploit the genetic potential of your calves. The weaning period and the days following are also an opportunity that we need to make the most of.

Making Full Use of the Rumen

By Iwan Vaughan 2 months ago

Ruminants are fascinating creatures. What sets them apart from monogastric organisms with one simple stomach, is that they possess a huge fermentation chamber - the rumen. The rumen is full of a microbial population made up of bacteria, protozoa and fungi. This microbial population is able to break down forage and raw materials, that aren’t edible for humans into essential nutrients that can be used for body function and performance.

Parasite Watch

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 2 months ago

The UK's Comprehensive Parasite Tracking Service. Working with 24 farms to bring you the latest parasite risk information for your area.

Arable Event 2019- Book your free ticket online today!

By Wynnstay Arable Team 3 months ago

This year the Arable Event 2019 will take place on June 19th, 10am to 5pm, at the established trial plots at Weston Under Lizard, near to Junction 3 of the M54.

Register for your free tickets online and we will enter you into our free prize draw to win a Barbour Jacket of your choice* Click here to book tickets www.thearableevent.co.uk/tickets