Updated: Oct 4
Dugdale Nutrition will be holding a series of pop-up forage testing clinics during the autumn period. These will run alongside our regular support and sponsorship of key auction mart dairy sales, starting with:
Gisburn Auction Mart as part of Dugdale Dairy Day Show & Sale
Thursday 4th November 2021
H&H Carlisle, Borderway Mart as part of Border & Lakeland Dairy Show & Sale
Wednesday 17th November 2021
Bring along a sample of your forage for analysis by the team on the day, using our cutting edge mobile NIR4 testing machine, results can be provided on the spot, and we will also be on hand to discuss winter feeding and what the results are telling you.
Forage can vary hugely in quality, this season in particular has thrown up a wide range of results so far with difficult growing conditions seen by many in spring affecting forage growth and quality. By analysing forage, it provides a more accurate picture for formulation of diets as we enter the winter period, this allows you to optimise the use of forage to deliver the best results possible and ensure feed efficiency is at its maximum level.
How to take a sample:
The sample should be made up of a series of sub samples taken in a W pattern across the clamp face to give a true representation of the clamp, these should then be mixed together in a clean bucket or container to produce a final sample of around 1kg. Keep this in an airtight bag if possible excluding air as you seal the bag.
Bring the sample/samples with you on the day and speak to one of our team who will be happy to help!
If you have any questions before the day, then please don’t hesitate to speak to your local DN Sales Specialist or contact our DN Sales Manager, Stuart Rhodes 07866 206007.