Assessing a ram’s genetic merit is key when looking to maximise profitability within the flock and accelerate growth from forage
Maximising forage is at the top of one farmer’s agenda to ensure a sustainable outlook for the future. Natalie Noble finds out more.
With a high protein content and the ability to maintain yields, forage peas could provide the alternative protein source dairy farmers have been searching for.
In 2019, Claas announced a host of improvements to the Jaguar 970 self-propelled forage harvester, with new cab controls and a new six-cylinder engine, usurping the previous model’s V8. Simon Henley spoke to the firm involved in testing the preproduction model and who is now running two of the new six-pot Jags.
Extending its forage wagon line-up, Strautmann, distributed in the UK by Opico, has added a new 02 Series version of its popular Giga Vitesse forage wagon. To find out more, Farmers Guardian put the new machine to work.
Getting a contracting business up and running is not without its challenges. For Jake Clover of Swineshead-based Clover Farm Services, Lincolnshire, those challenges have included buying the right tractors to help the business grow.
Dee Bank Farm, Mount Road, Leek, Staffordshire,