Clamp filling - Volac

Leading animal nutrition and forage preservation experts, Volac, will be returning to exhibiting at LAMMA in 2018 where they will be offering free guidance on improving silage-making techniques.

Plantain in mixed sward rotationally grazed

Offering plantain as an option in its most popular herbage seed mixtures gives livestock farmers an added opportunity to boost homegrown protein production, says forage specialist Germinal.

Silage clamp

Dairy farmers looking to produce more milk from forage should view grass silage clamps as much more than a forage store. Instead, open clamps provide an invaluable source of information, which can help improve silage-making next year.

Dr Joanna Matthews

Forage specialist Germinal is to establish its own research station to spearhead a new programme of trials and development work geared to helping UK farmers improve the production and utilisation of homegrown feed. 

Automatic milk feeder

More than 50% of sheep producers using an automatic machine to feed ewe milk replacer to surplus lambs find the practice so straightforward that they plan to rear more animals artificially during the 2018 lambing season.

Allflex livestock brochure

Allflex has published a new livestock identification and tagging guide aimed at helping dairy, beef and sheep farmers make better use of tag derived animal data and monitoring intelligence.

Mixed farms still struggling to harvest cereals effectively are being urged to alkalise wet grain so that it can be safely and profitably fed back to ruminant livestock over the winter.

Phillipa Page examining sheep feet

Seventy Wynnstay animal health advisers are now primed to help Welsh sheep producers stamp out flock foot problems after the company organised four practical training workshops on reducing lameness issues.

John Bianchi, ProCam UK Ltd, and Francis Dunne of Field Options

ProCam, one of the leading UK-wide agronomy and crop production businesses, has acquired the specialist forage crop company Field Options.

Alkafibre

Many UK dairy farmers could boost their use of highly cost-effective home-grown cereals in cow diets by as much as 40% thanks to a range of versatile new alkalising feed options from FiveF Alka Limited. 

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