Are Your Silages Performing This Winter? – Andrew Jones

Despite many people having excellent stocks and nearly all samples showing encouraging feed quality, many farmers are reporting that grass silages are not milking as well as expected.  Why is this and what can be done to improve performance for the rest of the winter? To produce the optimum yield from silage, the starting points […]

Soil, Nutrient and Biodiversity Management Planning

Recently I was asked to complete a soil, nutrient and biodiversity management plan for a client who required it for their milk buyer.  It was a great opportunity to be able to discuss management of land to reduce the risks of soil runoff, erosion, nutrient leaching and biodiversity damage through improving cropping, fertiliser, sprays and […]

Identify Early Reabsorption with These Five Easy Steps

Every producer knows that dreaded feeling when you find a cow who once was pregnant suddenly shows up as “open.”  Not only is this a discouraging feeling, but the loss of pregnancy can snowball into having a financial impact too. Losses come from reduced milk production, an increase in cull rates, an increase in semen […]

’Happy Cows Equals Happy Farmer!’

Having an assessment from a Cow Signals trained adviser will provide you with an in-depth report about your herd and how you are managing it.  The ethos on Cow Signals is simple – Look, Think and Act, based around the 6 Freedoms: – Food – Providing a balanced palatable diet with 24 hours access.  She […]