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Time to Get Your Silage Tested, Here’s How With Dairygold

Dairygold Agri Business have silage testing available, where either individuals can take their silage samples themselves or a Sampler can be sent out on farm to take samples using a…

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Time for Building Soil Potassium

Potassium (K) has a major role in the efficient use of nitrogen (N) by the grass plant during the growing season. Grass silage crops have the largest demand for N…

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Maintaining Milk Volume During Adverse Weather Conditions

Milk volume should decline at no greater than 2% per week or 10% per month. Volume declines of greater than this are an indication of poor energy nutrition. Once volume…

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4 Steps to Feeding Spring Calved Cows in Late Lactation

By LIAM STACK, M.Agr.Sc Ruminant Technical Manager Prolong the Grazing Season As we reach September and beyond, we need to extend our rotation lengths and build a wedge of grass…

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Act Now to Maximise the Length of your Grazing Season

Right down we have 14% less grass on farms than we should have. If we do not act now we will run out of grass earlier than planned. We need…

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Spread Nitrogen Now to Maximise Grazing Season

Pasturebase data has shown us that its not uncommon for many dairy farmers to end up with a lower supply of grass than they would like entering into the autumn….

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Replenish Land After Taking Out Surplus Bales

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Ruminant Technical Manager After taking out surplus grass as bales, it’s important to replace what we’ve taken out in terms of N, P + K to ensure…

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How To Manage Worms On Your Farm

Summer Worms Worms at grass across the summer months; Gut worms (Ostertagia) Lung worms; Lung worms can occur anytime cattle are at grass, outbreaks trend to occur when a dry…

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How to Make Good Quality Bales

The principles of making baled silage are the same as pit silage: 1) Remove all air and maintain air-free through to feedout 2) Reduce silage pH (level determined by the…

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Good Quality Silage Starts with Good Quality Grass

Testing grass before cutting for silage is crucial and has a direct effect on silage quality. Farmers should target a High Sugar content and Low Nitrogen content when harvesting. As…

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