With silage shortages being felt on many farms after the dry summer, the upcoming Dairy-Tech event (Wednesday 6 February 2019, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire) will see leading animal nutrition and forage preservation company, Volac, offering timely tips for responding this winter, as well as offering guidance for minimising shortages when making silage in 2019.
According to Volac, stretching out dwindling grass silage stocks can be expensive if relying heavily on alternative feed sources, but including a high-quality rumen-protected fat can certainly help meet cow energy demands.
Accordingly, Volac will be showcasing the latest addition to its Megalac range of protected fat products: Mega-Max.
Combining a specific blend of fat types, Mega-Max has been designed to offer improvements in milk yield, milk fat, fertility and body condition, but with the convenience of being able to feed a single protected fat product throughout the lactation.
Meanwhile, Ecosyl experts will also be on hand to offer timely advice. This will include tips not only for stretching out this winter’s silage by minimising wastage, but also for boosting the quantity and quality of next season’s silage, whether making multi-cut grass silage or taking a traditional number of cuts.
Visitors to the Volac stand will also be able to discuss practical calf rearing advice and computerised feeding, as well as hear more about the Lifeguard milk formula range.
Based on concentrated whey protein, which makes up the majority of the protein fraction of natural cow colostrum, the new milk formulas are packed with the vital amino acids and immunoglobulins so necessary for healthy youngstock growth and development.