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In light of the recent wet weather, Rob Fowkes, nutritional advisor at Quality Liquid Feeds urges farmers to plan ahead for next winter and put in place a strategy to minimise the risk of reduced forage stocks.
THE analysis of 150 first cut silage samples taken in late April to mid-May indicate the need for farmers to focus on managing rumen pH and providing adequate amounts of structural fibre in the ration.
Latest figures from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) show almost 99 per cent of eligible farmers under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) have received payment by February 29, a 1.4 per cent improvement on last year.
An independent report commissioned by the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Livestock has concluded new methods of mitigating carbon emissions from livestock production must be found to reach net zero targets by 2050.