It’s All About Drainage!

Milk from forage, forage grown/hectare, healthy soil and removing compaction are all linked especially on heavy soils.  Water is imperative to growth but too much leads to poor root structure and less tonnes grown/ha.  I’ve grown up on a predominantly heavy clay farm at the base of a significant hill, so water table and compaction […]

The Role of Beef Production

I did look up the meaning of Omnivore too as recently I’ve been confused…. “Omnivore, an animal or person that eats a variety of food of both plant and animal origin.  The hominidae, including humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, are also omnivores”.  So that’s cleared that up! Red meat has seen various “negativities” and we […]

Herd Genetics – Have you A Plan?

Having the right cow for your system is fairly obvious, but ensuring that you have clear breeding objectives that fit with your long terms aims for your business is often overlooked with bulls being selected without due consideration, or by simply selecting according to an index which does not fully reflect the priorities for the […]

Take the Hassle Out of Red Tractor Inspection

The Red Tractor Assurance Scheme is toughening up on their standards resulting in increasing paperwork which is putting more pressure on your farming time.  The industry needs to be more open and transparent and it is an important way of demonstrating to our customers that we are adhering to industry standards, just like any other […]