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Drought-hit grassland could benefit from forage maize

Dairy and livestock producers should consider replacing slow-growing silage leys with drought tolerant maize without delay to avoid forage shortfalls this winter.

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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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How better fertiliser timings boost first-cut silage yields

First-cut silage yields can be increased by nearly 30% simply by applying the first nitrogen of the season as two splits in relatively short succession, suggest trials.

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Protect ration performance as temperatures rise

Beef and dairy producers are being advised to protect the performance of total mixed rations as the weather becomes warmer.

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Farmers are being encouraged to test grass before cutting it to determine the best time for quality silage production.

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