Autumn Dairy Advice

The Lowdown on Maize Silage
Maize silage is regarded as a popular and low-cost source of starch and fibre. Provided you make allowances for its nutritional limitations, this feed option can be used as a profitable supplement for any dairy system.

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Extending Lactation
The profitability of a dairy farm largely hinges on the herd’s lactation period. It’s an obvious area for improvement, yet often remains overlooked. Paul Sharp makes a compelling case for optimising the days in milk.

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Maintaining Peak Milk
Dairy cows deliver the most for your business when they are at peak lactation, so keeping them at this level for as long as possible makes good economic sense. While some decline is inevitable, most of the fall-off in production we see usually comes from issues related to feed quality and quantity. Understanding what drives this fall in lactation yield is the first step to reversing the productivity slump.

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Maize Silage Deficiencies
The benefits of maize silage as a seasonal supplement feed for dairy cows, and the mineral additives to balance naturally occurring deficiencies

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Maize silage
Maize silage stacks are an increasingly common sight on dairy farms up and down the country.

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Getting more days in milk
The benefits of herbage testing, to provide the best feed and increase days in milk

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