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.
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.
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.
As we all continue to adpat to life in lockdown and with improved weather for many, thoughts will be on turnout and 1st cut silage. Our second newsletter addresses some of the areas surrounding production from grazing and forage land.