27 May 2019
Precast concrete range meets dairying needs
A range of precast concrete products has been launched by Lancashire-based Wolfenden Concrete. The SUPA range, designed for dairy units, includes diagonal slats, slurry channelling, and slurry channels. Reinforcement system Structurally engineered with the company’s Fortis reinforcement system, SupaStrong slats allow...
24 May 2019
Ten varieties added to recommended lists
Eight varieties of ryegrass, and one red and one white clover, have been added to the 2019/2020 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists. Only grasses and clovers that have undergone at least four years of independent testing are included in the lists. Varieties are rigorously tested for factors such as total and seasonal...
16 May 2019
Add cooling butter to reduce the effects of heat stress
With temperatures rising, Cargill is encouraging producers to adapt their cow feeding and management to reduce the effects of heat stress in their herds. And, as part of this, it is urging producers with high yielding cows to take advantage of the cooling buffer, Equaliser CoolCow. Feed intake Made with a unique blend...
14 May 2019
Top genetic traits to improve lifetime yield revealed
AHDB has revealed the genetic traits that producers should focus on to increase their herd’s daily lifetime yields for fat and protein. Recent research by the organisation has shown that the genetic indexes that have the most impact on average daily lifetime yield are £PLI, closely followed by fat (kg), lifespan, and...
13 May 2019
Brewers’ grains deal improves distribution and sustainability
An agreement will see KW become the sole partner for the 100,000 tonnes of brewers’ grains produced, annually, by the Molson Coors brewing company across its Burton-on-Trent, Tadcaster, Rock (Cornwall) and Burtonwood (Cheshire) breweries.  The deal between the two companies is integral to the brewer’s developing co-...
10 May 2019
Additional film layer can help to prevent silage waste
Adding an additional thin clear film directly to the top of freshly clamped silage, under the traditional black plastic sheet, can reduce feed wastage to zero. So says RPC bpi agriculture’s Lloyd Dawson. “With conserved forage in short supply following 2018’s poor grass growing season, reducing post harvest losses...
09 May 2019
Feed helps to boost calf immunity and growth
A calf feed that incorporates a supplement to help support immune function in young stock has been launched by Mole Valley Farmers. Ambition contains patented feed supplement OmniGen-AF, which is proven to promote natural immune function when calves face stress events, leading to fewer health issues and reduced...
03 May 2019
Multispecies mixture can extend grazing season
A multispecies grass mixture, designed for grazing by cattle, has been launched by Limagrain. Part of its Sinclair McGill range, the Castleherb mixture combines 40% grass species with 30% legumes and 30% herbs. The grasses are made up of: intermediate and late perennial ryegrasses; a Matrix-enhanced ryegrass, which is...
02 May 2019
Clamp down on consolidation losses
Thorough clamp consolidation is a vital step in making good silage. But it is also an area where the attention to detail needed to achieve it is often underestimated, according to Volac. It will be running a practical competition on its stand to identify the correct weight of machinery needed for effective clamp...
25 Apr 2019
Optimise heifer performance from spring grazing
Producers taking advantage of the current excellent grass availability, by turning out young stock early, are being reminded to carefully balance heifer diets at this pivotal time. “Producers are, quite rightly, taking advantage of the excellent conditions and high-quality grass available on so many units right now,...