Minimising silage losses makes increasing sense
1st June 2022
High fertiliser and feed costs mean that making the best possible silage makes even more sense this season – especially with strong milk prices. So how could a silage additive give a return?
Surge in growth of hybrid rye sees UK area increase again by 25%
22nd March 2022
Wholecrop rye for biogas production is still the biggest market, so choosing high performing AD varieties is the key for most growers, says independent agronomist Craig Green.
HMRC scraps plans to add a £200/tonne tax to silage wrap
28th January 2022
Farming unions and other stakeholders lobbied the UK government after recent guidance listed silage wrap as ‘packaging’ for the first time.
HMRC urged to remove silage wrap from proposed plastic tax
25th January 2022
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is urging HMRC to reconsider and remove silage wrap from the plastic packaging tax due to come into force from the 1st April 2022.
100 years of the Claas bale knotter
11th August 2021
Claas filed its first patent 100 years ago: the knotting device for the Claas straw binder. This device laid the foundations for a success story in baling technology – stretching right up to the new Quadrant Evolution
Dairy herd health and fertility see big gains over the past year
30th June 2021
The latest Kingshay Dairy Costings Focus report shows marked improvements in health and fertility, as well as encouraging trends in production and financial performance.
Staying safe this silage season
19th May 2021
Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is urging farmers to make safety their first priority as a delayed silage first cut gets underway.
Soil health improved by fermented compost
15th April 2021
Bokashi, a fermented alternative to compost, could help farmers improve soil organic matter and carbon retention.
Supplement block boosts forage intake and digestion
1st September 2020
Livestock producers looking to make the most of grazed forage can increase intake and digestion by 10 per cent when supplementing pastures with a nutrient-rich Rumevite block, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco.
Could outwintering in-calf heifers save you money?
24th August 2020
Farmers who are short on silage or worried about straw supplies for the winter should think about whether outwintering in-calf heifers to reduce winter rearing costs, says AHDB.
The next generation of feed management
9th July 2020
Innovative app package and weigh system Cowconnect is the next generation in dairy feed management systems – offering a ‘plug and play’ solution that is compatible with all brands of feed mixer wagon.
Wholecrop offers dual benefits to overcome forage shortages
26th June 2020
With the exceptionally dry spring likely to have a knock-on effect on forage supplies, harvesting cereals originally drilled for grain as wholecrop in the coming weeks could help ease future shortages.