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Vital Nutrition For Optimal Fertility

 

Despite a kind lambing season this year and a good grass growing summer, it is still important to ensure both ewes and rams are in the correct body condition at tupping time, therefore laying the foundations for a successful lambing season in 2020

Secure Your Herd's Future: Autumn Calving FAQs

 

With another autumn calving fast-approaching, ensuring cows are fed correctly during the dry period is essential to help support them through what can be considered as the most critical times of the year. Rumenco Commercial Nutrionist, Dr Alison Bond, answers some of your most frequently asked questions on pre-calving nutrition, to help support your herd through one of its most successful and profitable calving seasons yet.


Why is the dry period so important?

Not Even Fresh Grass Can Deliver The Full Package: Summer Grazing FAQs

 

Green pastures packed full of nutritional goodness offer cattle and sheep producers a period to cut back on supplementation. Whilst this may be true for energy and protein, the opposite can be said when minerals and vitamins are concerned. Laura Drury, Rumenco Technical Adviser, answers some of your most frequently asked questions on supplementing grazing livestock throughout the summer.

Don’t be Fooled by UK Summers Where Heat Stress is Concerned

 

Rising summer temperatures have been matched by rising summer milk prices meaning that any reduction in output will now have a larger financial impact.  With dry matter intake (DMI) typically being the first driver of output and cow performance then every 0.5kg reduction in DMI can lead to around 1kg of lost production leaving producers out of pocket by £20-25/day for every 100 cows in the herd.

VALUABLE TOOL FOR CALCULATING FORAGE STOCKS THIS WINTER

 

VALUABLE TOOL FOR CALCULATING FORAGE STOCKS THIS WINTER

In response to the flurry of calls for advice on dealing with potential forage shortages this winter, Rumenco have produced an easy to use forage stocks calculator. This easy to use tool will help enable cattle and sheep farmers to measure and manage stocks carefully over the coming months.

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