Dairy publications

14 May 2021

Converting an arable farm to a milking platform is an ideal opportunity to set up the perfect grazing infrastructure.

14 May 2021

An article looking at how to sample grass before cutting for silage

6 May 2021

In yet another tricky forage year, it’s tempting to wish you’d kept more silage in stock to cover a drought.

30 April 2021

Paul Richards joined Forage for Knowledge contributors as a discipline to measure, test and record grass – he’s now using the results to drop fertiliser rates.

30 April 2021

An article looking at the dry weather conditions and how to deal with the lack of rainfall.

30 April 2021

This guide collates the available knowledge and numbers on forage utilisation and feeding. This data is drawn from AHDB’s extensive research and resources, as well as experienced industry advisors and centres of forage utilisation expertise across the world.

30 April 2021

An article on freezing point depression in milk.

23 April 2021

Greensand, summer drought and a split-block herd on one grazing platform are challenging the grazing skills of Irishman, John Forbes, on a unit near Marlborough in Wiltshire.

23 April 2021

Protect your Average Farm Cover (AFC) as conditions remain dry.

16 April 2021

Improving grassland management by changing to rotationally-grazed paddocks can become a headache when it comes to silage making if you rely on a contractor. That’s because the focus is on growing 12 ME leafy, palatable grass for grazing and silage is only made to conserve a surplus (above 3,000 kg DM/ha) or correct a mistake.

16 April 2021

Spring sulphur applications can lift dry matter yields by 10–15% on the milking platform and help the grass plant better withstand summer drought. Those growing standing hay for dry cows could also see a yield boost of up to 20–30% in dry matter as the grass is allowed to express its full growth potential.

9 April 2021

Grazing quality grass, making better silage and a return to a simpler feeding system has helped push milk from forage to 5,000 litres for 380 Holstein Friesians in Leicestershire.

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