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Silage variability prompts concerns over protein energy balance

More first cut silage samples are testing higher in energy than protein – raising concerns that dairy rations may become imbalanced this winter.

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Dairy farmers pay high price for lameness

Next month’s UK Dairy Day will go ahead with additional Covid safety measures in place following the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions.

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UK Dairy Day all set for welcome return to Telford

Next month’s UK Dairy Day will go ahead with additional Covid safety measures in place following the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions.

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Australia free trade deal is ‘bad for beef’

An increase in beef exports following a tariff-free trade deal with Australia could have a big impact on British producers, say meat processors.

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Multi-cut silage helps dairy farms weather the effects of drought

Multi-cut silage could put dairy farms in a stronger position to withstand the effects of drought on reducing grass growth, suggests a survey.

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Project aims to reduce and treat pain in lame dairy cows

A new project to recognise and treat pain in lame dairy cows has been launched by veterinary group Vet Partners.

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Dairy pregnancy test helps optimise milk margins

A year-round calving dairy herd in Staffordshire is averaging 11,500 litres per lactation after switching to a new pregnancy test to optimise margins.

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Students scoop Farm Health Management Award

Harper Adams student was among three students to beat off a bumper number of entries and win this year’s Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers Farm Health Management Award.

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How to avoid post-weaning growth checks in calves

Careful management of dry food intakes is helping a Derbyshire farm achieve exceptional performance from dairy bull calves with no growth checks around weaning.

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Fodder crops could prove lifeline for dairy and livestock producers

Dairy farmers looking to manage the risks of forage gaps could find the increasing range of fodder crops playing a bigger role.

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