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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.

Do Your Sums Before Buying the Feed You Need

By Mark Price 3 months ago

We are coming out of one of the toughest winters in terms of forage stocks in recent memory and although the grass is not blowing in the wind quite yet, there is light at the end of the tunnel. It is time to be planning forage stocks.

Grazing Management - the Key to a Successful Grazing Season

By Rachel Gardner 5 months ago

In the dairy industry where margins are often tight, making the most out of home-grown forages is key. Grazed grass is the cheapest feed on the farm yet often it is not utilized to its full potential.

Benefits of Feeding a Higher Plane of Nutrition

By Elinor Thomas 6 months ago

It has become evident that in recent years nutrition and management in the first weeks of life can have long term effect on production. Restricted feeding is considered to be short term cost effective, encourages earlier weaning and produces a reasonably productive cow.

Feeding for Best Performance

By Alasdair Taylor 8 months ago

Feeding for best performance revolves around better understanding a cow’s nutritional demands, and how feed is broken down and used in the digestion system.

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.

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.

Getting The Most From Grazed Grass

By Huw McConochie 1 years ago

Spring is on its way and, feed costs remaining firm, all dairy producers will be well advised to make the most of available grass this spring where farming system and infrastructure allow.

Can we feed cows like they do in the States?

By Iwan Vaughan 1 years ago

As part of my Nuffield Farming Scholarship I have been travelling the globe to research, first hand, my topic of ‘Increasing Rumen Nitrogen Efficiency in UK Dairy Production’. It has taken me to the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.

The consequences of feeding butyric silage

By Wynnstay Dairy News 2 years ago

Negative energy balance during early lactation is a demanding physiological state for the cow at the best of times, and can be made worse through the feeding of butyric silage. The cow’s liver requires optimal condition as the demand for glucose increases from 1kg/d in late gestation to 2.5kg/d 3 weeks post calving. A successful transition determines the success of the subsequent lactation, with energy levels crucial to immune function during the transition period. The feeding of butyric silage, however, can increase the risk of ketosis in cows at all stages of lactation. This is often referred to as type III ketosis, which is the focus of this article.