Contents tagged with feed

9 March 2021

The options for preservation depend mainly on the dry matter (DM) content of the material being harvested, whether the grain and straw are being harvested separately, and the facilities for on-farm processing and storage.

9 March 2021

The type of cereal and whether the grain will be fed to cattle or sheep can influence processing requirements.

9 March 2021

This page highlights key considerations for harvesting, processing and storing cereal crops destined to be fed to beef cattle and sheep.

9 March 2021

From nutritional requirements to soil types, this page highlights important considerations when deciding which cereal crop to grow for cattle or sheep feed.

9 March 2021

Cereals can provide ruminants with a rich source of energy, in the form of starch, that can, when fed with care, have a positive effect on animal performance.

14 July 2021

Feed markets have taken a breather over February, with grain prices falling from January highs.

13 July 2021

UK ex-farm wheat prices gained throughout December, supported by a tight domestic supply.

1 February 2021

Willie Baillie is joined by feed expert Jimmy Goldie of Carrs Billington to discuss profit drivers throughout all stages of the dairy herd

13 July 2021

Harvest has now reached completion across most of the UK, however yields of both winter wheat and barley are below the five-year average.

6 November 2020

Outwintering has several potential advantages over housing, but these have to be carefully weighed against possible concerns over animal welfare in unsuitable field conditions, the risk of soil erosion and performance targets.

5 May 2020

Latest research on the effect of chop length when lucerne is fed alongside maize silage in dairy cow diets

5 May 2020

Latest research on the effect of including lucerne silage alongside either grass or maize silage in dairy cow diets

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