Erratic Grass

Grazing can be as erratic as the weather, especially where strict grazing disciplines do not exist. Take the following grass analysis we have seen over the last few months noting that both oil and crude protein have been all over the place. To put this into perspective all grass is 3-4 weeks of regrowth either […]

Strip-Grazing Autumn Block Dry Cows (circa. 8,000litre)

One size certainly does not fit all when it comes to dry cows, and certain opportunities may allow more cost-effective means to manage dry cows. First what is the cow type? Yield? Can grazing paddocks be shut up early? And what is the mineral content of soils and forages available (Potassium & Calcium in particular)? […]

Lactose-Free Milk Driving Sales Globally

With the Coronavirus fallout affecting most of the globe especially the hospitality and catering sector, demand for milk and milk derivatives has reduced. However, Lactose-Free producers are seeing fewer disruptions. This is predominantly because it is sold through food and supermarket outlets. The enzyme used to turn regular milk into lactose-free milk is called “lactase”. […]

Rumen Protected Amino Acid Supply

Protein supply for the forthcoming few years will become more and more important with reductions to Ammonia/Nitrogen usage, carbon footprints, increased prices of soya meal substitutes, pressure on Nitrogen excretion and soya meal level in diets. As a nutritionist and as farmers we are familiar with the term “crude protein” but as the word “crude” […]