Silaging Safety

Top Tips for staying safe at Silaging: 1. Ensure all tractors and equipment are maintained, in a good condition (including all guards in place) and only operated by competent persons. 2. Switch the machine off and allow time for it to stop before clearing blockages. 3. Do not allow children to play around the yards or fields where […]

Big 350 – 350 Miles in 50 Hours Non-Stop

So, we completed our challenge from the Lake District to Devizes in the required time and quite frankly this was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.  The physical aspect was a challenge but the mental torture of no sleep whilst walking 3.5mph average was even worse.  You saw various sides of […]

US Soya Beans versus Maize Plantations and the Market Effects

Soya has rallied up from £280/t mark to £320/t (31.05.19).  This is predominantly due to the US-China trade wars and the record soya plantations last year.  Surprisingly prices continue to build especially considering Maize plantings being slowed by poor weather (snow & heavy rain).  US farmers typically move from growing Maize to Soya with similar […]

Consider Grazing Your Higher Yield Herds More This Spring

With an increase in milk supply (2.5%+) this March thanks to an early turnout the milk price has reduced for some (i.e. Muller contracts 26.75ppl in April & May). There is an opportunity this spring to cut feed costs further whilst maintaining cow performance and fertility for higher yielding cows. Grass growth has slowed a […]