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.
Wilt rapidly to reduce dry matter losses from silage
22nd June 2020
Dry matter losses are costing UK farmers an average of £25/tonne DM. But simple changes to silaging practices could help cut this cost.
Dock control after silage cuts
24th May 2020
Spraying docks with an effective translocated herbicide two to three weeks after taking a silage cut will give very good control, according to Corteva Agriscience, as dock plants will all be the same size and have fresh healthy leaves when treated.
Next generation silage inoculants give options to feed recently made silage
6th May 2020
Late turnout and actions by dairy farmers to cut milk output due to coronavirus impact, may see some running out of silage this spring.
Dairy, Forage & Silage
10th March 2020
Dairy, Forage & Silage Feature from our March 2020 Issue
Could a multi-cut silage system improve dairy herd performance?
14th February 2020
Rachael Porter investigates why many producers are switching to multiple cuts of silage rather than the typical two or three cuts per season.
New maize inoculant allows silage to be fed one week after harvest
27th August 2019
Pioneer is launching a new, faster-acting inoculant for use on maize silage in time for the 2019 harvest.
Harvest is one-shot opportunity to lock ‘goodness’ into maize silage
27th August 2019
There is enough energy in a hectare of fresh forage maize to support about 30,000 litres of milk production in dairy cows, once animal maintenance needs are met.
Controlling docks between silage cuts
9th July 2019
Grassland farmers may need to tackle dock infestations in silage fields in the next few weeks, as the early spring led to first cuts being taken before these tough perennial weeds could be treated.