Careful selection of maize varieties is helping a large-scale beef enterprise in North Yorkshire to finish cattle within 90 days and maximise biogas yield from an anaerobic digestion plant. Debbie James reports
It takes years to breed, test and register new maize varieties which give UK growers the highest level of performance.
Debbie James finds out more from the experts leading the maize breeding and trial work at farmer-owned co-operative Limagrain.
Looking to improve his dairy herd’s yield and production efficiencies, Nigel Harper has been able to boost milk production from home-grown forage, with maize silage now accounting for a larger proportion of the herd’s total mixed ration diet.
The Young Farmers’ Club mantra that you do not need to be a farmer to join its ranks continues to be its message as it recruits members. It is also the opening gambit put forward to introduce teenagers to agriculture as a career possibility.