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Finding the best feeds to match this year’s silage inevitably depends on how your own forage was made. But one thing applicable to every farm is the financial saving to be made by choosing a co-product to complement what you have grown.
The worst thing about brewers grains is when you stop feeding them, according to a Cheshire producer who has used co-products in his milking herd, dry cow and heifer rations for as long as he can remember.
Farms are being urged not to overlook the effect of rising temperatures on livestock and to take precautionary measures against heat stress after the Met Office issued its first ever extreme heat warning.
Making herd health planning an active process between vet and farmer rather than a tick box exercise can be rewarding for farmers and vets. Kiera Schubert at Torch Farm Vets, Barnstaple, offers some tips.
Overall dairy demand is continuing to grow worldwide, said Dr Torsten Hemme, chief executive officer and founder of the IFCN Dairy Research Network who spoke at the recent online Alltech One Ideas Conference.