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.

Agriculture students competed to create the best grassland plot

Agriculture students at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) were challenged to be the ‘best in grass’ in a competition sponsored by fertiliser company Yara.

New varieties added to the Recommended Grass & Clover Lists

Ten new varieties of ryegrass, two Hybrid and one Timothy (grass) have been added to the 2020/2021 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL) for England and Wales.

Limagrain’s new grass varieties raise the bar for yield and feed value

Two new Italian ryegrass varieties bred by ILVO, the Belgium government’s plant breeding institute, are now available in the UK and Ireland.

CLAAS four-rotor swather: 20 years of high performance

CLAAS introduced the world’s first four-rotor swather, the LINER 3000, twenty years ago. The design concept was to eliminate the swathing bottleneck, and allow the capacity of the forage harvesting convoy to be fully utilised. Today’s four-rotor LINER 4000 and 3600 models remain a byword for productivity, forage quality, user convenience and reliability.

Bale wrapping workshops offer forage preservation best practise advice

  Kuhn Farm Machinery is holding a series of bale wrapping workshops, demonstrations and best practise clinics to help farmers improve the quality of, and get the most from, their

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