Fertiliser Safe Storage

The recent horrific event in Lebanon brings the storage of Ammonium Nitrate fertiliser into sharp focus. With a close family member living in Beirut (thankfully unhurt) this has been foremost in my mind recently. Gourad Street, Beirut – 500m from the blast AN has a melting point of 170 0C and decomposes at 210 0C. […]

Dairy Beef Collaboration – Update

Following on from my article in February last year, we now have some data from dairy cross beef animals from several sources. It is too early to draw significant conclusions but at around 16 months old, animals sired by AI bulls are growing faster than those by stock bulls (1.2 kg/ day compared to 1.0 […]

Grazing & Forage Lessons from 2018

As we are in the midst of an extended spell of dry weather, looking back to the lessons learned from the 2018 drought is timely and worthwhile. • Measuring and monitoring grass growth and covers has never been more important. • By measuring, you will know if your current grazing area is growing sufficient grass […]

Herd Management Opportunity with Profit Share – North Dorset

An exciting opportunity to enter a joint venture dairy farming agreement has arisen in North Dorset.   The suitable person would initially manage the herd for one year, with the intention of taking on a formal share farming arrangement for a five-year period.  The farm owner is looking to hand over responsibility for the running of […]