Good potential in this year’s maize crops looks set to give dairy farmers an opportunity to clamp decent tonnages of quality silage, which could provide a useful buffer with uncertain milk prices, says Volac silage expert, Ken Stroud.
A reliable, affordable and adaptable fence is a necessity for any livestock farmer. Whether you have a herd of cattle, a flock of sheep, or both, a safe boundary for your animals is a valuable and worthwhile investment. However, finding the right solution...
New chemistry benefits from judicious use as part of an IPM strategy, to maximise its performance in the short- and long-term. BASF advises that best practice is key to getting the best results from Luximo, the brand name for cinmethylin, its grassweed herbicide active. Martin Rickatson reports.
Research has shown that adding non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Metacam®, to mastitis treatment protocols can improve the cure rate and outcomes of a case
Having good stocks of quality forage helps to improve farm resilience in times of volatile milk prices and unpredictability. Volac silage experts offer guidance.
Last season’s heatwave provided some big lessons for making grass silage. So what can farmers learn for the 2023 season?