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Spring Re-seeds – key to profitable home-grown forage

By Adam Simper 2 months ago

Spring focus should turn onto managing existing grassland and assessing which fields need to be re-seeded or over seeded.

To ensure that you are using the correct grass seed mixture for your management system, get in touch with a Wynnstay specialist.

Quality Forage Starts with Selecting the Right Mixture

By Adam Simper 1 years ago

A key factor in producing quality forage is a carefully planned reseeding programme revolving around the core principle that you should aim to reseed 15% of the farm each year.

It is estimated that reseeding costs £250/ acre, making it a major investment, which requires attention to detail throughout the process. The starting point to this is selecting the right grass seed mixture which will suit your end requirements.

Using Multicut To Your Advantage

By Mark Price 1 years ago

For the last few years, the industry has been advising grass silage producers to cut little and often to maximise the energy and protein yield form their silage ground.

Dairy Farm Mineral Audit

By Steve Brown 2 years ago

Although minerals only account for about 5% of total ruminant nutrition they have a disproportionate role in supporting energy and protein yielding nutrients required to maintain animal health, fertility and production.

Extending Depleted Forage Stocks

By Wynnstay Dairy Technical Services 2 years ago

It’s been a difficult season to say the least! The drought of 2018 has had a drastic effect on forage stocks which have been reserved for winter feeding with Dry Matter (DM) yields of grass on farm estimated to be down up to 50% compared to 2017.

Heatwave remains number one topic

By Martin Hope 2 years ago

The conversation among UK farmers remains the same – what are we going to do about the lack of grass? The very late and wet spring has been compounded by a prolonged heatwave, leaving dairy producers struggling with grass availability for grazing and silage.

Monitor forage levels now to avoid a winter shortage

By Alasdair Taylor 2 years ago

With the hot and dry weather reducing grass availability, producers are being advised to monitor and budget forage stocks now to avoid a shortfall come winter.

Making margins – is home-grown forage worth it?

By Wynnstay Arable Team 2 years ago

As we enter into a new year and turn our minds to the spring, many of you will be looking at your grassland and deciding what, where and whether to reseed. When considering your options, the emphasis will be on just how cost-effective reseeding is and whether you will see a difference to your bottom line.

Arable and Forage resolutions for 2018: Part 3

By Wynnstay Arable Team 2 years ago

In part 3 of our New Year’s Resolutions blogs for 2018, the Arable & Forage Inputs Team look to the coming year – highlighting their top tips for increasing productivity and making margins in 2018.

Arable and Forage resolutions for 2018: Part 2

By Wynnstay Arable Team 2 years ago

In part 2 of our New Year's Resolutions blogs for 2018, the Arable & Forage Inputs Team look ahead to 2018 – highlighting their top tips for increasing Study your soil!productivity and making margins in the New Year.