Reducing feed costs and ammonia output: Leicestershire

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31 October 2019

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Thrussington Village Hall, Hoby Road, Thrussington, Leicester, Leicestershire

LE7 4TH


Overfeeding crude protein is an unnecessary expense, which affects cow fertility and productive efficiency. Our research has shown that it is possible to lower crude protein levels to reduce diet cost and achieve cleaner air through reduced ammonia emissions.

You are invited to hear AHDB Dairy scientist Dr Martina Dorigo talk about:

  • The importance of protein at different stages of lactation and current terminology
  • Effects of feeding 15% crude protein diets on milk yield, fertility, the environment and feed costs
  • Practical tips on how to formulate rations and improve available protein in forages
  • Monitoring milk ureas 

In addition, Catchment Sensitive Farming’s officer, Jonathan Skidmore, will discuss forthcoming ammonia targets and cost-effective solutions.

To find out more or book a place, please contact Shirley Macmillan on 07766 402393 or shirley.macmillan@ahdb.org.uk  

Please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes and limited seating. The cost is covered through your levy.               

The cost of attending this meeting is funded via your levy and the third parties. Please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes.

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.  

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