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Get the most out of multi-species leys
With the Sustainable Farming Incentive paying £382/ha for planting multi-species leys (MSLs), interest in them is growing rapidly but livestock producers should carefully consider how they fit into forage systems. While there are many benefits, including increased biodiversity and better soil health,  MSLs require a different management regime than... Read more
Latest clamp technology boosts cost efficiency
Modern silage films are making the ensiling process quicker and more reliable – and delivering a significant return on investment. “True oxygen barrier films can help reduce wastage and ensure more of the forage energy clamped is available for milk or livestock production,” says Jim Juby of Horizon Seeds.... Read more
Prepare now for first cut silage success
Dairy farmers are being urged to prepare well ahead of the silage season so they are ready to cut at the first good weather opportunity. Last year, many farmers did not end up taking first cuts until June. Often this was because they weren’t in a position to move... Read more
New folding silage fork launched for 2023 season

Attachment maker ProDig has launched a new folding silage fork ahead of this year’s grass cutting season.

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Partnership builds bigger and better silage clamps for less

Recycled waste clay and topsoil from the construction industry can help slash the cost of a new silage clamp – or increase specification without extra charges.

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Novel grass ‘could be a gamechanger’

Scientists have developed a new grass variety which could be a gamechanger for livestock farmers facing increasingly extreme weather conditions.

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Early trials are underway of a perennial crop which seed breeders say could become a viable alternative to maize.

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Rising input costs have seen fertiliser suppliers ramp up advice to help livestock producers get the most from first cut silage this spring.

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