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Soil Fertility and its Impact on Silage Yields

According to a recent report sub-optimal soil fertility is probably the core reason that target silage yields and digestibility are not achieved on many farms. Phosphorus (P) and potassium (K)  soil values along with pH level play a significant role in the potential grass yield.

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Buffer Feeding into the Autumn

Since grazed grass is still the cheapest form of feed available, any chance to keep the milking herd grazing through the autumn could be considered worth taking. However, this must be done with full knowledge of the limitations of autumn grass.

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Dealing with Acidosis in the Beef Herd

Ruminal acidosis continues to be a common ruminal digestive disorder in beef cattle and can lead to marked reductions in cattle performance. It is a metabolic disorder, where pH levels decrease very rapidly below 5 to 6, which supports lactic-acid producing bacteria.

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Ewe Synchronisation

Synchronising ewes is the management practise to achieve a compact lambing system. There are significant benefits in terms of ease of management of the flock from mating right through until slaughter of lambs - such as having the majority of the lambs at a uniform age.

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Finishing Store Lambs at Grass

When finishing lambs, it is important to achieve maximum growth rates with close attention on quality and quantity of feed. A high quality short, leafy grass is required to encourage these maximum growth rates of 1 kilogram per week, with store lambs grazing high quality grass and 0.5 kilogram of a 16% concentrate.

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