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LEAVE NOTHING TO CHANCE WITH THE REST OF THIS YEAR’S SILAGE

Taking good care of grass silage made during the rest of this year could be crucial to avoid excess spending on bought-in feeds, after the dry spring curtailed silage yields in the first half of the season, says Volac livestock specialist, Ken Stroud. According to Mr Stroud, bought-in feeds can account for up to half […]

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KUHN UPGRADES FARM AND AMENITY HEDGE CUTTER RANGE

KUHN Farm Machinery has added the Agri-Longer GII to its range of hedge and grass cutting equipment. Positioned as a compact ‘go-anywhere’ farmer-owned and amenity sector machine, the Agri-Longer GII has a straight arm format with the main boom structure welded from ultra-high strength steel to guarantee the best flexibility-to-robustness ratio. It is available in […]

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KUHN SQUARE BALER CENTRES ESTABLISHED TO OFFER SPECIALIST SUPPORT

A network of specialist large square baler dealerships is being established by KUHN Farm Machinery to provide dedicated service and expertise in support of its SB range. KUHN Square Baler Centres will provide sales and servicing coverage across Great Britain, with dealership staff receiving enhanced training and businesses constantly stocked to supply essential parts. In […]

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SUPPLEMENTARY SEEDER RANGE ADDS VERSATILITY TO KUHN PNEUMATIC DRILLS

KUHN has introduced a range of supplementary seeders that can be fitted to its Venta, Espro and Aurock pneumatic drills to facilitate progressive practices such as companion cropping or apply fertilisers, granular herbicides or slug pellets whilst drilling. The smallest model in the SH seeder range is the SH 1120, with a 110 litre hopper. […]

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NEW MILK FORMULA FOR STRESSED CALVES

Farmers struggling to manage persistent digestive disturbances amongst their calves now have access to a breakthrough new 100% dairy protein milk formula from Volac. New Imunogard® has been formulated specifically for under-performing stressed calves or to meet the unique needs of calf units wrestling with a stubborn scour problem that can’t be overcome by an […]

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WHOLECROP OFFERS DUAL BENEFITS TO OVERCOME FORAGE SHORTAGES

With the exceptionally dry spring likely to have a knock-on effect on forage supplies, harvesting cereals originally drilled for grain as wholecrop in the coming weeks could help ease future shortages. So says Francis Dunne of Field Options, who points not only to the guarantee of filling clamps with a valuable primary feed source but […]

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COVER CROP CORNER: TAPPING INTO YOUR NETWORK

Without a doubt, one of the best ways to progress is to learn from others. Here are a few resources to do that. By Risa Demasi, Co-Founder GO SEED From selecting the right cover crop variety to zeroing in on management practices, cover crops can be incredibly complex. However, to truly harness their full potential, […]

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HEAD OFF HARVEST HEADACHES BY CHECKING GAPPY CROPS FOR WEEDS

Be alert to late flushes of weeds that could hamper harvesting operations appearing in this year’s gappy or thin cereal crops after recent rains, says Paul Gruber, regional technical manager for agronomy firm, ProCam. Gaps left in crops where waterlogging caused seedlings to rot away over winter are particularly vulnerable to weed invasion, he says, […]

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FERMENTED WHOLECROP COULD BE A LIFELINE IF FACING TIGHT GRASS SILAGE STOCKS

Harvesting an area of cereal crop for fermented wholecrop silage could provide a lifeline for keeping cattle fed this winter in areas where spring drought has left grass silage clamps depleted, says Volac livestock specialist, Ken Stroud. Although there are still opportunities to boost flagging clamps with further grass silage cuts, grass has typically done […]

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ALKALISE SPRING BARLEY IN PLACE OF LOST WHEAT

Livestock farmers who normally grow winter wheat as a feed crop for their cattle – but have different cereals in the ground this year – are being urged to consider post-harvest alkalisation to boost nutrient value. FiveF Alka Limited says that alkalisation works just as well with any cereal crop – whether it be wheat, […]

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ACT NOW TO GET ON TOP OF SHEEP LAMENESS

Sheep flocks often suffer from an increase in lameness during the later summer months, so much so that shepherds are being urged to implement disease mitigation measures in the run up to weaning. “There does tend to be a seasonal spike in sheep lameness during the summer – but equally it’s the ideal time to […]

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OPTIONS FOR MINIMISING FORAGE SHORTFALLS

Livestock farmers concerned about forage shortfalls in the wake of an exceptionally dry May could include summer-drilled brassica fodder crops as part of a wider strategy, thereby taking the pressure off silage clamps this coming autumn and winter. The advice comes from Germinal GB’s Helen Mathieu, who acknowledged the impact that recent drought conditions could […]

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