Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
RESEARCH by AHDB concluded that up to 45 per cent of prime cattle slaughtered in the UK may not be meeting processor specifications, this amounted to an estimated £38 million of penalties deducted in 2017.
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.
Choosing the right grass seed mixture to meet the needs of forage production, grazing and as an anaerobic digester feedstock can be a challenge, but Technisward mixtures supplied by Agrovista are fitting the bill for John Mann.
When you run a beef enterprise as a sideline to a 283-hectare (700-acre) arable business, there are a few essential requirements which must be fulfilled. Not only should the system be simple and quick to run, it also needs to make best use of home-grown feeds and be monitored to achieve optimal performance.
Planning ahead for this year’s forage stocks and weed control were some of the topics up for discussion at this years Grassland UK event held at Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Peter Hollinshead and Jonathan Wheeler report.
In a bid to calve heifers before two years old, the focus has predominantly been on reaching target weights for service. Hannah Noble finds out why weight gain throughout pregnancy is just as important.