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October 2019

What should I consider for winter feeding ewes?

By Lamlac - Volac 9 months ago

It’s never too early to be thinking about winter ewe feeding.

How to manage surplus lambs

By Lamlac - Volac 9 months ago

During scanning, the results will provide an initial indication of how many lambs are likely to need fostering or artificially rearing. Before lambing starts preparing a carefully planned rearing protocol will be time well spent, since well grown artificially reared lambs will leave an acceptable margin that can be considered a worthy additional income stream.

How do I stop surplus lambs chewing feeder teats?

By Lamlac - Volac 9 months ago

Are your lambs chewing on the teats of your ad-lib milk feeders? Here are a few tricks you can try this lambing season.

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Weaning Lambs - Roughage for young lambs

By Lamlac - Volac 9 months ago

The Preparation of lambs for weaning is a vital process to reduce the risk of a growth check during the transition from milk and to ensure lambs continue to thrive. It is therefor important to ensure lambs have access to clean and fresh water; high quality concentrates and a sufficient source of roughage alongside their milk supply. The type of roughage supplied can influence many factors, such as rumen development.

Fertiliser Update - October 2019

By Dave Mitchell 9 months ago

Use soil sampling now to reduce on-farm costs in 2020. As we know the nutrient offtake is likely to have been higher in 2019 than the previous year, due to improved yields across a wide range of crops.

Preparing for Lambing: Ewe Management

By Lamlac - Volac 9 months ago

Managing your ewes effectively in the last eight weeks before lambing is one of the most important stages in the sheep calendar, says experienced sheep consultant Kate Phillips. If things go wrong at this stage the effects will be noticed in the following areas, lamb birth-weight could be low, lamb losses high, colostrum is poor in quality and supplies are below average poor and subsequent lamb growth below target. Thus ensuring the health of the ewe is vitally important.

Slurry Treatment for a Slatted Shed - Where should we treat?

By Wynnstay Agriculture 9 months ago

Follow our guide to perform adequate slurry treatment in a slatted shed. Slurry Treatment will reduce the crusting and create a homogenised and easy to handle slurry.

A Good Prospect for Wynnstay’s Maize in 2020

By Dr Simon Pope 9 months ago

A new high-yielding maize with extremely high feed quality, called Prospect, was revealed at Wynnstay and Limagrain's Trials Day, held at Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales.

​Raw Material Update September

By Carwyn Worthington 9 months ago

A good time to buy – prices look relatively good value at present with grains, proteins and fibres all at year-low level.