Balance energy for optimum performance

Posted 4th December 2017

Milk records can be an untapped source of insight into the nutritional requirements of dairy cows, particularly during the first few weeks of lactation. Producers are therefore being encouraged to utilise milk lactose levels to help predict negative energy balance, manage nutrition, and optimise performance. Energy deficits in lactating cows are often only identified once [...]

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Advantages of feeding a molasses based liquid feed

Posted 30th November 2017

“We know that adding sugary liquids to rations can reduce ration sorting and as a result increase rumen efficiency and ultimately milk yields,” says Bronwen Pihlwret, QLF nutritional advisor. Yet she adds that molasses-based liquids are often overlooked as a cost-effective way of utilising rations. “With many farmers having access to good quality silages this [...]

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Making the most of available grazed grass

Posted 30th November 2017

Despite grass performing above average this season, producers looking to take advantage of the extended grazing window are being reminded that grass dry matter variability could inhibit production if a well-balanced buffer ration isn’t presented to cows. Rob Fowkes, from Quality Liquid Feeds says that recent reports have shown that grass has huge variability in [...]

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Improve fibre digestion this winter

Posted 30th November 2017

Farmers are being advised to take advantage of lower neutral detergent fibre (NDF) levels being reported in this year’s silage analysis by ensuring rumen throughput is maximised to encourage greater milk output. “This year’s silages are promising, with good dry matter (DM), energy and protein levels, but lower NDF levels are being reported,” says Bronwen [...]

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QLF soils event 8th November 2017

Posted 3rd November 2017

You are invited to a pioneering biological soils event, with presentations from world renowned expert Gary Zimmer, 'The Father of Biological Farming’ and hosted by farmer Tim Parton. The one-day event, held in Staffordshire, will review the merits of biological farming, incorporating presentations from the ‘father’ of biological agriculture, Gary Zimmer, focusing on soil health and [...]

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QLF soils event 8th November 2017

Posted 26th October 2017

You are invited to a pioneering biological soils event, with presentations from world renowned expert Gary Zimmer, 'The Father of Biological Farming’ and hosted by farmer Tim Parton. The one-day event, held in Staffordshire, will review the merits of biological farming, incorporating presentations from the ‘father’ of biological agriculture, Gary Zimmer, focusing on soil health and [...]

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