New flail mower models improve flow of material

KRM (Keith Rennie Machinery Ltd) has announced an update to its range of flail mowers.

Pöttinger to launch virtual trade fair

As Covid-19 prohibits face-to-face machinery trade fairs, Pöttinger will launch its new products for the 2020/2021 financial year directly into its customers’ living rooms and offices, with a new virtual trade fair this month.

Further free range egg expansion “unnecessary and unsustainable”

According to the British Free Range Egg Producers Association, if the free range egg sector continues to expand at the current rate it will create a significant oversupply situation, driving down the price paid to farmers and reducing profitability yet further.

The benefits of mulching

Rotary flail manufacturer Muthing say their integral Mulching System MMS and new Vario System offers both time and financial benefits when compared to cutting and collecting on all areas of grass maintenance.

NSA challenges short sighted research on replacing sheep farming with forests

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has hit back at claims from new research that suggest traditional farming methods should be halted, with trees planted where sheep now graze.

Supplement block boosts forage intake and digestion

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.

Take advantage of autumn conditions to reseed pastures

Farmers who missed out reseeding fields in this year’s dry spring can still upgrade their pastures now by carrying out an autumn reseed.

Could outwintering in-calf heifers save you money?

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.

Follow the label when using Forefront T

Farmers using Forefront T to control perennial weeds such as docks, thistles, ragwort and nettles to turn infested pasture back into productive grassland, must remember treatment comes with certain obligations.

Balancing energy sources to maintain dairy herd health and fertility

Balancing the correct choice of energy sources and buffer feeding will be key to optimising dairy herd productivity, advises nutritional supplement manufacturer UFAC-UK, in the light of seasonal lower grass yields.

Practical grassland advice following a disappointing spring

Generally, first cuts are below average, particularly those cut in the latter half of May. Second cut regrowth has also been very slow. The result is many farmers, understandably, would like to see more silage in their clamps.

Control thistles to optimise grass growth, experts advise

As exceptionally dry weather has meant poor early grass growth in many parts, forage supply may not meet demand for grazing cattle and sheep.

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