In this issue of the DN Newsletter for Farmers, we look at getting the feeding right for our livestock which is key for performance. The rumen microbes want consistency and stability. Our management on farm will be the underlying factor to ensure this is achieved.
It may seem early to start thinking about tupping time, but it takes 6-8 weeks for a ewe to change 1 body condition score. By preparing for tupping time by sorting through the ewes and the tups, a farm will become more productive.
This weeks newsletter looks at the importance of water to stock, highlights what farmers can do to reduce heat stress and we also discuss a product now available from DN to reduce cases of heat stress.
We are delighted to share with you the first DN Newsletter for farmers. These are designed to keep you informed, both from a company perspective but also, with useful information which you might utilise to help optimise your farming performance.
In this issue of the DN Newsletter for Farmers, we look at boosting feed efficiency in beef animals along with some simple and practical tips, as it is reported that feed and forage accounts for 60% of the cost of production in any beef herd.
Issue 15 of the DN Newsletter for Farmers focuses on cattle fertility. The potential impact upon a business from poor fertility is not only damaging financially, it also has a long-term effect upon the herd.
A few days of good weather and everyone is picking grass up or making hay while the sunshine lasts! Issue 12 looks at how first cut is analysing, some top tips to work safely on a farm and the latest livestock market trends.
This issue will focus on feed calibration and the importance of calibrating the feeder and how often it should be calibrated. It may seem like a time consuming task, however it should save feed and production costs.
This issue issue looks at key factors to make the best silage possible and how to handle grass at harvesting. There is also the weekly grass growth update, support for dairy farmers and DN fed lambs topping the spring lamb trade.
For a sheep enterprise lambing is the most important time of the year. Preparations include managing and feeding the sheep correctly, getting the lambing facilities ready and gathering necessary supplies.
As many lambs are being weaned, we need to minimise changes to reduce stress. Dietary changes at weaning should be kept to a minimum in order to reduce the amount of stressors. We look at a few factors to be considering.
In this issue our Technical Manager and Vet, Debby Brown, will discuss the importance of Magnesium and Calcium in livestock, why issues and imbalances occur and what we should be doing to optimise health and performance on farm.