Slurry Separation – Good Investment?

Mechanical separation of slurry improves the application and fertilising qualities of the separated slurry vs original slurry. Separating slurry also reduces the amount of storage needed by up to 30%. Separated Liquid  By separating the liquid from the solids: • The volume liquid volume reduces by 17 to 20% – The estimated application cost of […]

Are You Thinking Ahead?

With first cut in the clamp and some second cuts harvested, now is the time to calculate and update your winter feed requirements. Most of the country is now suffering from drought conditions with aftermaths struggling to re-establish, the roll-on effect will be forage shortages for many livestock farmers. Comparing the national grass growth curve […]

Reducing Milk Production without Culling?

As dairy producers are asked to reduce milk production due to Covid 19 and the spring flush, culling cows could be seen as taking the easy route shorter term. This will have longer term lower production implications for the herd and cause a bigger drop in cow prices short term. Considering a combination of the […]

Are You Realising the Full Potential of Your Heifers?

Proper growth of dairy heifers from weaning until 6 to 8 months of age directly impacts future milk production and the profitability of your dairy business. This potentially could be as much as 15% loss in production. For example – Potential Heifer Lactation = 7500 litres, a 15% loss = 1125 litres -At 28 ppl […]